How my bad 4-year-old and I found our way home

There’s simplicity parenting, attachment parenting, parenting by temperament. Authoritative parenting, French parenting, parenting the spirited child. And one I think we’re all familiar with: parenting by the seat of our pants. That, whether I like it or not, is where I parent from most of the time. And let me tell you, the seat of… Read More How my bad 4-year-old and I found our way home

Homesteading update: the chickens have landed

I spent Sunday afternoon somewhere between extremely tired and blissed out. That feeling when something you’ve worked really hard for and toiled over is suddenly, actually here. Chickens. In case you weren’t aware, I’ve wanted chickens for a really long time. Remember, way back when I had those chicken and kale dreams? Well, it turns… Read More Homesteading update: the chickens have landed

What to say to any pregnant woman on earth who is close to her due date

For some bonkers reason, pregnant women are given a due date of 40 weeks after the first day of their last period, even though the average day of arrival for first and second babies hovers around to week 41 . So, odds are that if you know a pregnant lady, it’s likely she’ll go past… Read More What to say to any pregnant woman on earth who is close to her due date

Tools that help me through perplexing parenting moments, part 1

In order to encourage more cooperation around daily tasks, a friend suggests the genius idea of having your 4 year old earn video time, which he loves, by doing things like putting on his clothes, cleaning his room, taking his dishes to the table. You launch into the new plan with optimism and vigor, and… Read More Tools that help me through perplexing parenting moments, part 1