Tag: advice for moms

Judgment freeze, if you please

We should not have to defend ourselves to each other.  We are free (and encouraged!) to make our own decisions, to be inadequately, incorrectly, or even overly informed. 

Mom Tips: How to Stay Sane

Are you the ideal mom? You’re in the kitchen cleaning while the baby is playing and husband walks in from work–starving!  So you get him something to eat, feed the baby, and sit and enjoy your family for a few minutes.  At this point you’re feeling like supermom.  The laundry is being done, kitchen clean

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Growing Up Transgender: Thoughts, Advice, and Hope

My friend Natalie and I have a lot in common. We love fashion and makeup and manis and pedis.  We love the summer and give each other pep talks to get through the long cold winter months.  We’re both girly girls.   There are some differences though.  Natalie is a huge dog person.  Me, not so

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Taking Time To Pause

Kairos is God’s time. It’s time outside of time. It’s metaphysical time. Kairos is those magical moments in which time stands still. I have a few of those moments each day, and I cherish them. – Glennon Melton, Momastery This idea of taking a pause to really see the beauty around you is from this

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A Letter To My Friend: What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Mom

My Dear Friend,  In a few short months, you’ll meet that little person growing inside you and your life as you know it will be gone.  There will forever be two yous: Before and After.  You’re no stranger to change – you picked up and moved to Spain to teach English, you relocated to Chicago

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Unsolicited advice to new moms

You didn’t ask, but here’s my two cents for new moms. While there’s no one right way to parent, some of you may find the following helpful: Feed ‘em good stuff. While you’re able to control every single thing that goes into their bodies, try making your own baby food. It’s easier than you think, inexpensive

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