Kids playing sports during pandemic

Our Kids are Playing Sports Despite the Pandemic

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Sadly the pandemic isn’t ending as soon as we would like. {Tomorrow-- please!). This means we have to continue to figure out how to live, work, nourish and raise our children to the best...

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,...

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...
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...
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,...

When did my brown-skinned boy become a threat? The pandemic of racism.

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As I sit at my desk and look out at the calmness before me in nature, it would be easy to retreat into this piece of heaven. However, this sense of calmness does not...

50 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

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On April 22, 1970 - 50 years ago - the United States celebrated the first Earth Day as a way to provide a voice to what was happening on our planet. This celebration brought...

Sometimes being told to stay-at-home puts families in danger-at-home

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Between March 16 and April 5 of this year, SAFE had 41 child abuse/parenting related calls. Last year during the same timeframe, SAFE had just 17 calls. Our social media feeds are now filled with...