My parenting philosophy is quality over quantity, but sometimes the missed dinners, couch cuddles, and bed time stories add up and I get home sick for my kids. So, when my 6 year old daughter tip toed into my bedroom the morning after a late night out for work it was exactly the thing I needed.
When Sandy Hook happened my children were still “babies,” ages 3 years and 10 months. I wept for the parents whose children were killed and witnesses such violence. Now, five years later, I am angry.
It was absolutely beautiful this weekend, and as such, I ventured to the playground with the kids, our first trip of 2017. We went to a playground… Read more “Passing Time on the Playground”
So, the last time I did an “A Day in the Life” blog for CTWorkingMoms, my son was 2 and I was 8 months pregnant. That was… Read more “A Day in the Life of a Working Mother: Jillian”
A couple of months ago, I decided to have a conversation with my son about “the internet.” I didn’t want to make it too intense, but he’s seven–almost… Read more “It Worked!”
This fall, my son came home saying things–political things, that he had heard at school. The things he was saying were complicated and required conversation. A canned… Read more “Parenting Through the Bigotry”
Most mornings, I walk my son next door and stand with the other parents, awaiting the bell to ring and for our children to head into their elementary… Read more “Activism at Morning Drop Off”
It happened, and it keeps happening, even when I’m not with the kids. A seemingly harmless, three letter word, “mam.” But when spoken, and to me, “mam”… Read more “Mam. Who, Me?”
God dammit. I was really hoping that my daughter, now 4, and son, now 7, would grow up in a culture free from sexual violence, or at… Read more “Feminist Mom Frustrated: Think This One’s Pretty Obvious”
Over the years, whenever I’ve had an extra mom or two around, I’ve mentioned in jest how I sort of understand where the “sister wives” are coming… Read more “Sister Moms”