The Benefits of Logical Consequences

2020-08-21T10:24:19-04:00September 10th, 2013|

I’m a big fan of natural consequences. But sometimes natural just doesn’t do it – like when my daughter decides to throw her toys at me – sure, she sees me sad and I will not play with her, but that doesn’t quite seem to curb it, especially when she’s angry and threw it in order to hurt me.

Thirty Billion Dollars and Counting

2020-08-21T10:32:35-04:00July 16th, 2013|

When we say that breastfeeding in developed nations isn't really a big deal because we have clean water and low rates of disease, are we really thinking this through? What are we willing to accept both in these costs and in what women are trying to achieve but missing out on?

Guest Post: An Open Letter on Child Care

2020-08-21T10:33:41-04:00June 27th, 2013|

This letter appeared in my inbox the other day and I thought it was so wonderful I asked if I could share it. I have worked in daycares and as a nanny and I've seen some of the things Helen speaks of. It is so important that we understand how the care we provide for our children either ourselves or via others will impact them for their entire life. This is a beautiful reminder of that.

Consent

2020-08-21T10:40:52-04:00May 4th, 2013|

Consent doesn't begin and end with sex only. It permeates everything that has to do with their bodies and despite our best intentions, as parents we can make mistakes that undermine their sense of bodily rights.