White Folks & Smashing the Kyriarchy

Before Harper was born, I came across A Striving Parent’s blog on how preserving her white child’s innocence was an act of white supremacy. At the time, I had just finished my fourth year teaching in Placencia, Belize, and I was completing my M.Ed. We were preparing for our little one’s B’earth day & allContinue reading “White Folks & Smashing the Kyriarchy”

Navigating Consent With My 3 Year Old

Toddlers are notorious for grabbing, touching, and just generally invading body boundaries and personal space. From licking random objects, to shoving beads up their nose, toddlers learn all about their bodies by exploring them. In an attempt to raise a kid who knows that their body is their body, and that they have complete autonomyContinue reading “Navigating Consent With My 3 Year Old”

Raising a Kid Who Thinks Differently Than You

By Mari Peterson and April Brown As the neurodiversity paradigm continues to gain attention, we have have been researching and reflecting a lot about how this relates to our own family. Different-thinkers, people who see the world in unique and rainbow-esque ways. Our families have always been here. Life has just been harder and confusingContinue reading “Raising a Kid Who Thinks Differently Than You”

3 Art Projects Using Reusable Materials for Kids

We’ve been stuck in the house most of the week because H has a bad virus. There are many reasons you may be cooped up in the house, from kids getting treatments, to kids with viruses, or maybe the weather is just not optimal to take your child outdoors. Whatever your reason is for stayingContinue reading “3 Art Projects Using Reusable Materials for Kids”

Hey Exhausted Parent, I See You

Hi there, Saturday. I had big expectations for you. Yesterday was such a good day. Like, really good. H was full of all that beautiful, inspiring energy toddlers possess. As I worked from home, I heard her bouncing around the house playing with her dad. She gave me kisses in between my meetings. She wasContinue reading “Hey Exhausted Parent, I See You”

Battling Postpartum Depression

“Postpartum depression is a thief–it steals away the woman’s perspective and her feelings of competence and confidence. Generally women with postpartum depression feel as if they’ve lost themselves.” Dr. Shosh, Postpartum Depression for Dummies It wasn’t until a year or so after meeting my husband that I even thought about the possibility of becoming aContinue reading “Battling Postpartum Depression”

5 ways to embrace even the most difficult parts of parenting

Being a parent is hard work. Just like any relationship, there are days you wish could last forever, and moments that make you question everything. You may even wonder if you’re cut out for this parenting gig in the first place. My toddler is almost three years old, and I often hear opinions from other parentsContinue reading “5 ways to embrace even the most difficult parts of parenting”

7 Ways to Get to Know Your Child

Getting to know each other can be difficult, here’s some tips to help Co-authored by: Mari Peterson & April Brown Our children come to us in many seasons of life, and through many mediums. Although in our heart of hearts we may understand that our children are their own complete selves, to love our childrenContinue reading “7 Ways to Get to Know Your Child”

To Parent With Heart, Look Inside

Parenting is exhausting. And even more, trying to nourish yourself while balancing  your day to day responsibilities, career (this includes SAH parents because wow is parenting a full-time career), and striving to show up as a socially just and conscious citizen can be draining. Not to mention all of the family members and friends whoContinue reading “To Parent With Heart, Look Inside”

3 Inclusive Summer Activities for Toddlers

Easy activities for parents so you can make the most out of your kid’s summer Co-authored by: Mari Peterson & April Brown During the summer, many parents juggle work with trying to keep their kids busy in between summer camp, summer school, various types of at home care, or respite. And some parents don’t haveContinue reading “3 Inclusive Summer Activities for Toddlers”