I used to be so fucking judgmental about parenting. I was SURE that I'd be the best parent ever. (Pause for laughter to subside). Now, I'm a lot more knowledgeable, a lot less judgy, and have a LOT more grace for parents doing the hardest work in the world with little to no thanks, and … Continue reading For the parents healing generational wounds
To baby or not to baby: The millennial question
Content warning: This post discusses the decision to have (or not have) a biological child. It also touches on childhood emotional abuse and infertility. Why aren't millennials having babies? Trick question -- they are having babies! Obviously. Most of my friends are around my age and have kids. However, millennials aren't having as many children, and they're … Continue reading To baby or not to baby: The millennial question
Do we need to have more babies?
Ross Douthat, a New York Times columnist, published a piece earlier this month stating that our decreased birth rates are a serious issue. He mentions the current economic recession, the housing bust, decreased fertility rates among immigrant populations, and a cultural shift placing less importance on children as part of a successful marriage as factors … Continue reading Do we need to have more babies?
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I wrote before about quitting, and how it can be a freeing and incredible experience. It's very tempting to leave behind the daily grind and step outside the box, whether that box is a job, a relationship, a location, a booked calendar, or anything else. It's freeing to quit and do something that brings us … Continue reading Careers and cookies
Current events: Car free with six kids
I'm signed up for regular email updates from Care2.com, and this post came with a recent email blast, containing a brief story about Emily Finch, a mother of six who does not own a car and instead transports her family via bicycle. Around the summer of 2009…Emily said, “I started looking at my life… I … Continue reading Current events: Car free with six kids