Together, we do hard things

My TimeHop app reminds me again today that I left my homeland seven years ago. I think about letting the day pass without notice or celebration. I mean come on it’s been seven years at what point do you stop noticing. But then I remember why. The first reason is...

A Deepening Understanding of my Privilege

It feels like a long time since I have turned to these pages to share my passion for parenting. Since the election in November my understanding of the world around me has been turned on it’s head. There has been a lot of guilt to wade through, hours of education...

I didn’t know

I feel like the post reads well out loud. I’ve provide both a read aloud and the audio.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghwT53p01i4 Before becoming a mother I was keenly aware that I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  My husband and I talked about...

Gather the love

As we sat watching hockey last night and discussing family travel plans, I said to my first born son “Oh that will fall on your birthday.” To which he responded “and then I’ll be 15.” It took the breath clear out of me.  I know how old he...

Because I’m raising boys in a rape culture

I stood on a street corner with both my boys returning from a routine trip to Starbucks. I had turned my body toward them and away from the man leering out his car window at me. My youngest son said “Mom that guy is totally checking you out. I gave him the stare...