A Mountain to Climb

After our hike, we ate a great meal and took a pint at a rustic hiking lodge with a clear view of our mountain.  I could not help but think to myself: This is the kind of person that I want to be for my daughter.  This powerful, determined, caring, supportive woman.  We were changed and it was good.

Disasters in Dating and Cheese Crackers

Dating as a single mom is way more difficult than I anticipated it would be.  First, you need to find someone that you find attractive (physically, emotionally, intellectually). If the feeling is mutual, you have the added trial of figuring out if they are a good match for your kid. This is significantly harder.  And there is no easy way to do it.

My Resolution This Year

In this polished social media society, where parents seem so put together, it is easy to think that we are failing when we are kicked in the nose by our amazing daughter.  But we are not.  I am teaching my daughter the value of admitting fault.  And she is teaching me so much about firsts, wonder, and patience.

My Body, My Choice

I’ve been working on teaching my daughter about consent for a long time, pretty much ever since I thought she could grasp the idea of her being in charge of her own body.

Scouting: Then vs. Now

When my daughter was about 4 years old, I started to notice Facebook posts of friends with kids around her age and the activities they were signed up for. Ballet, soccer, swimming – you name it. I started wondering if we should be signing her up for an activity too.

Perfect Moments

It can be exhausting to try and be the perfect mom and feel like it’s not ever really good enough. Feeling like your child deserves more of you. ❤️