35 was bipolar. I love my job but some weeks I'm ready to quit teaching. I'm heartbroken by the lack of equity and justice in society and find hope in our youth & my community. I've focused on going with the flow while becoming more invested in vegetarianism, environmentalism and politics - none of which … Continue reading It’s My Birthday. Pick a Challenge.
The thought of pregnancy, carrying my own child, giving birth and breastfeeding simultaneously gives me chills and brings the kind of tears that form unexpectedly. Physically speaking, I can't imagine the burden of dependence while suffering the loss of independence. The mere thought of leaving my career to become a full-time, at-home mom terrifies me; I … Continue reading Two Badass Moms
Complimenting children can be the ultimate parent trap. It's natural to praise children based on their success and general cuteness, but that praise can causes them to internalize success as a need for perfection. It's hard to keep personality based praise at bay, especially when we're their parents and we love (almost) everything about their … Continue reading Only Because You Tried Hard