We should not have to defend ourselves to each other. We are free (and encouraged!) to make our own decisions, to be inadequately, incorrectly, or even overly informed.
The two sisters referenced in the title are not actually sisters. One woman is my younger sister; the other is my DH’s younger sister, so my… Read more “A Tale of Two Sisters: Resisting the Urge to Preach Unsolicited Parenting Advice to New and Would-Be Parents”
It’s quite often that people at work are surprised when they realize I suddenly have a baby bump. Not the coworkers I see every day, but the… Read more “Back off: When strangers need to mind their own business”
When I was pregnant, there was no shortage of unsolicited advice. Family, friends, and even complete strangers all had something to say about my belly, my birthing,… Read more “Parenting by Strangers”