Category Archives: Parenting

The New Feminists: F-Bombs for Feminism

As the mother of two small girls, I had to share this feminist campaign video from FCKH8. Its message is a strong one–what’s more shocking? A sweet little kid dropping f-bombs or the sexist and hateful history that continues to … Continue reading

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Stroller Hike: Trillium Lake

Have you ever noticed how challenging it is to figure out if a hike is kid or stroller friendly? When you have a toddler who is too heavy to carry in a pack or walks slowly, a jogging stroller is a great option, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: No Time to Think

Two years ago Tim Kreider wrote an article for the New York Times titled The ‘Busy’ Trap which talks about the issues within our modern-day culture of constantly busying ourselves–if only as a means of seeming productive, desirable and meaningful–and how it … Continue reading

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Beatrix!

Two months ago Beatrix Maia was born! It’s been both a challenging and wonderful summer so far and I love observing Beatrix’s personality emerge and develop. I’m also happy to report that Violet has been an incredible big sister and … Continue reading

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A Girl & Her Dog

Some of the sweetest moments we’ve had with Violet was seeing her love for our dog, Oakley. Oakley passed away in December and there are few days that go by when she doesn’t ask where Oakley is or talk about … Continue reading

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