Screen time, breaks, and everything in between

Hey! I'm poking my head in here to say that I'm still around. Its been a little quiet here in the past few weeks because...well, I kind of needed to be after talking about death.  Such a deep subject that I had no experience in talking to children about but personal experience with--well, that requires… Continue reading Screen time, breaks, and everything in between

What works for one might not work for another

Lately, I've decided on one thing--that there is too much literature on how to be a parent. You'd think that with the age group most primed to be having kids right now (millennials) are having less kids and having them later in life that there would be less articles, blog posts and books on parenting,… Continue reading What works for one might not work for another

Who says fairies can’t be boys?

This is not the first and certainly not the last conversation I've had with my six-year-old about gender. And for what it's worth, I can't remember exactly everything that was said between us, so this is my rough translation of the conversation. Yesterday, while in the car, Lily said to me, "I love the Fairy books."… Continue reading Who says fairies can’t be boys?

A girl can dream, right?

Yesterday, while driving to the library for storytime (one of our usual weekend activities), Lily declared from the backseat, "I'm going to be a singer when I grow up!" "Oh, really?" I responded. "Yeah." "I thought you wanted to be a teacher," I said. She's told me about her grown up dreams of wanting to… Continue reading A girl can dream, right?