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Developmental Milestones are a Field Day for Rude People
community / parenthood / positive vibes

Developmental Milestones are a Field Day for Rude People

Developmental milestones can happen in different orders and at different times for each child because all children have different personalities, different priorities, and different challenges to overcome. The medical community gives labels for when a child should do certain things like rolling over or sitting up so that we can just catch any potential warning … Continue reading

From Disposable to Cloth: One Month of Cloth Diapers
baby gear / budget / cloth diapers / expecting mothers / new years resolution / parenthood / parenting on a budget

From Disposable to Cloth: One Month of Cloth Diapers

One of our New Years Resolutions was to switch to cloth diapers. We’ve stuck to it so far, other than a break to use disposables when we took a road trip to Chicago. (so sue me I didn’t wanna wash them in the hotel, though it probably wouldn’t have been that hard to) Previously we … Continue reading

Heteronormativity Doesn’t Have a Place in my Parenting
lgbtq / parenting / transvisibility

Heteronormativity Doesn’t Have a Place in my Parenting

I don’t ever want my son to be that teenager on the news who committed suicide because he didn’t feel like he isn’t accepted for who he is. Just as importantly, I never want my son to be one of the bullies who pushed that teenager into suicide. Everything you say and do is being absorbed by your kid, so let’s make sure what we are saying and doing matches up with what we believe. Continue reading

What Toys Can Say About Your Parenting Style
lifestyle / parenting

What Toys Can Say About Your Parenting Style

We don’t even own a pack n’ play or a play yard. We did but it was never used so we sold it. If I’m doing the dishes Wesley is playing with his toy kitchen in the kitchen, if Daddy is playing video games then Wesley is playing with his cardboard house next to the TV, if I’m going to the bathroom Wesley is pulling his bath toys out to play with them, and so on. Once I started asking myself WHY we do things it helped me become more consistent and confident in my day to day choices. Continue reading