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

Breastfeeding is a lot like Baseball?
breastfeeding / parenting

Breastfeeding is a lot like Baseball?

There are so many more myths and opinions that American society puts upon women as if they are factual rules and restrictions. I haven’t addressed all of them, just some of the most common ones I’ve come across. Being a mother is hard and breastfeeding isn’t always easy but I truly believe that our society makes it so much harder than it has to be. We don’t need to eat a perfect diet, or only do certain exercises, or follow specific parenting techniques to have a successful breastfeeding relationship. Most of us just need to trust in our bodies and trust in our babies. Continue reading