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Good Gifting with Faithful to Nature

September 18, 2018 | 3 Comments

Written in collaboration with Faithful to Nature

It’s been a while since I even went to a baby shower, let alone attended my own. But I do remember that when Rachel was still in my tummy over eight years ago, and my baby shower was happening, parents-to-be didn’t tend to have registries at all. I told a few people what I needed, but that was it. So on the day of my baby shower I got a lot of tiny shoes, some super cute outfits, quite a few duplications, and then some other stuff that I didn’t end up using at all (it got donated). Continue Reading…

Parenting

What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

August 20, 2018 | 9 Comments

My eight-year-old had to do a little speech today to her class about what she wants to be when she grows up. And it felt like one of those seminal moments in childhood, the kind she’ll talk about when she’s older and filling out those random questionnaires they sometimes make you do in those “getting to know you” quizzes. I feel like she’ll chuckle about it one day, or think about it quite deeply, and wonder if her career, vocation and life have stayed true to her childhood dreams and desires. Continue Reading…

Parenting, Writing

Is this Still a Parenting Blog?

April 17, 2018 | 14 Comments

You probably haven’t noticed that my blog posts are less frequent than usual, but I have. At my most productive I was churning out about three posts a week, but now I’m struggling to complete even one a week, and this little fact follows me around on my shoulder all day long.

I also counted the ten last posts that I’ve written personally, and only two were specifically related to parenting. The other eight definitely mentioned my family, but they were on general topics like food and books and style and travel. Can I still call this a parenting blog then? Parents, by their nature, are (mostly) multi-faceted humans, made up of different interests beyond their children and their immediate needs, so it’s natural that their blogs would be too. Continue Reading…