Around this time in 2011, I was a soon-to-be first-time mom, navigating through a confusing new world of recommendations and ideologies on everything relating to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. And while there seemed to be plenty of conflicting opinions on many subjects — birthing plans, sleeping arrangements, discipline, child care — one thing was all […]
My thoughts on Maria Kang's viral "what's your excuse?" image, as well as a rebuttal to her more recent writings against the so-called "damaging culture of fat acceptance."
Uncanny timing — within just a few days of posting an update about our daughter learning to eat real grown-up food with real grown-up silverware, I heard a blurb on the radio about some new study admonishing parents for introducing solid foods to their babies too early. It especially caught my attention because this latest […]
The intricacies of the breast vs. bottle debate were barely even on my radar until Lillian was born and, despite originally planning on breastfeeding, we ended up using formula due to a severe and unexpected lack of milk production on my part. (You can read that whole story here.) Since then, I’ve found myself reading […]