Before I dive in I’d like to address something. I am a white person attempting to write about racism. This is hard. I am not an expert. I haven’t lived this experience. I am a work in progress and I might fuck up and say the wrong thing, but I can’t be silent. These conversations… Continue reading Why would you want to dismantle a system that benefits you?
My friend shared this quote yesterday from writer and activist Audre Lorde and it’s been haunting me ever since. There is no rest for the weary when it comes to our hurting world. I am constantly thinking and praying and hurting and fearing. Constantly looking at my children and wondering if I’m doing enough, teaching enough, being… Continue reading Some problems we share as women, some we do not
Today at the zoo my son saw a prosthetic leg for the first time. Here is the convo that followed his observation: Rory: Mama look! Is that a robot leg??? Me: ……… Rory: Mama is it???? Me: *sweating* My internal dialogue: Shit, he’s pointing at this woman and calling her a robot. She hates me.… Continue reading Mama is that a robot leg?
It’s week 7 of The Mother Blog’s #MotherhoodMonday series and this weeks topic is all about the motherhood mindset. Definition: the established set of attitudes held by someone. So basically the building blocks of who I am. The things in my brain that explain why I live life the way I do. Why I mother… Continue reading Motherhood Mindset
I gave birth to a fierce tiny human. Actually, she was pretty fierce in utero, but she most definitely entered the world ready to take charge and be heard. She’s this tiny itty bitty thing, but so full of spunk and tenacity. Fearless and brave. Independent and willful. Determined and wild. While I love every… Continue reading Raising a Fierce Daughter
Have you seen this photo floating around on the interwebs? Deck The Gals With Neon Duct Tape: Photographer Declares “Peace On Earth” By Silencing Women In Family’s Holiday Photo My jaw dropped and my stomach churned when I saw it. I was in shock. Look at that dudes smirk. He thinks he’s so hilarious tying up… Continue reading Peace on Earth
Sometimes I lie awake at night thinking about how shitty our world is. How terrifying it is to raise tiny humans among the ignorance and hate. How little progress has actually been made and how divided our country stands on issues of equality and social justice. I constantly think about my tiny humans and the… Continue reading How Not to Raise an Asshole