Reality set in the day my husband quit his job

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Reality set in the day my husband quit his job. Last year I wrote an article called “Equal Career Partners, Unequal Parenting Responsibilities.” When I wrote it I was frustrated by my career-parenting load,...

It is okay for my kids to be left out.

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It is okay for my kids to be left out. The weight of it hit me like a ton of bricks. A brewing, stormy friendship had reached capacity and all those big feelings bubbling just...

Why I’m Saying “No!” to ALL the Extracurricular Activities

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I want to start this post with a warning/confession: my only child is only 20 months, so in some ways, the following words are coming from a still-fresh new mom who still has the...

It’s okay to be raising bored children

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“When we are bored, we ask ourselves: What do I want to do with myself? We are guided toward certain things: a pen and paper, a guitar, the forest in the backyard, a soccer...

Growing a Family in the Shadow of a Pandemic

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At the start of this year, my husband and I felt we would be ready to try for another baby come summer. Growing a family in the shadow of a pandemic has proven its...
racially conscious

I Want My Kids to Be Race-Conscious, Not Just Kind

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When my son was six weeks old, I wrote him a letter for his baby book. “I know that you will grow up to be the kind of person the world needs,” I wrote....
Potty Training

Mama Didn’t Raise No Chiflada: A Potty Training Tale

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I’ve spent the last year trying various different potty training tactics on my three-year-old son. I’m talking, letting him be naked all day, giving him a piece of candy every time he had a...

The Austin 20: Protecting Your Children and Fighting Sex Trafficking In Your Backyard

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Child Sex Trafficking is in our own backyards! So what are we going to do about it? Texas ranks second in the U.S. for confirmed cases, and this number rises every year according to...

For the new working mom struggling with guilt

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For the new working mom struggling with guilt. I was so nervous yet excited when I found out I was pregnant with my first son in 2005. I loved babies so much and I...
Family Movies Addressing Racial Injustice

30+ Family Movies Addressing Racial Injustice

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Many parents are holding space for conversations about racial injustice with our children in order to educate, foster empathy and promote an anti-racist future world. We know that our children are hearing our conversations,...