There was a meme floating around social media a few months ago that said: Give your male kids books about girls.Give your white kids books starring people of color.Give your able-bodied kids books with disabled characters.Don’t think “these books are important for people who need to see themselves represented.” These books are important for all … More How to Teach Your Kids About Acceptance
If you’re in your 30s or older, you’ve probably been told over and over and over how much different women are from men. This was largely perpetuated by the famous book, “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex.” The book was written by John Gray, ph.D. … More But… Aren’t Women and Men Wired Differently?
I went into motherhood with no expectations for myself as it related to breastfeeding and/or pumping. I decided I’d give it a try, but if it didn’t work for me or for Brecken, that would be that. First of all, I don’t think we do a good job of prepping women for what this is … More Our Story: My Breastfeeding Journey
Chandler and were together 12.5 years before we brought another human being into the world. That means we had 12.5 years of being a family of two… plus a Roma-dog. ❤ Of course we fought sometimes and had rough patches but, for the most part, we were SO good at being a family of two. … More Why Your Children Can’t Be Your Only Focus
A friend sent me this article, saying it “might be a useful reference for your blog… but beware, it is enraging.” She was right on both accounts. Even though I knew what I was getting into, thanks to her preface, this article still blew me away. In particular, the fact that many couples who were interviewed … More The Current Status on Gender Norms
The mental load of parenting is insane. And historically, this falls to the mom. Why? Gender norms. That’s why. It’s not that moms are better at it or dads aren’t willing. Those things certainly CAN be true, depending on your situation. But that’s not WHY this is a recurring pattern in our society. As with … More 7 Tips For Sharing the Mental Load of Parenting with Your Partner
The minute I got pregnant, I knew that raising a child without strict gender constraints was important to me. I’m not saying that I am going to dress my son as a girl, or that I am going to classify him as non-binary. What I am saying is that I want him to feel comfortable … More Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers – #EndGenderNorms Edition