The following guest post is by Miriam Levine. As my son’s first birthday is rapidly approaching, I can’t help but rewind this past year in my mind. The first year of life is remarkable. A symbiotic worm emerges into this world and before the year is over a little man is running after me, feeding himself and communicating through sounds. That sudden transformation sets the … [Read more...] about The Complexities of Raising A Person
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Whew. This is a hard one to write. I’m a Black mom, and it feels like last week was the culmination of what my ancestors and colleagues have been pursuing for over 200 years: the right to be heard. The right to be seen as equal. The right to social justice. White privilege in motherhood looks like being three times more likely to survive childbirth, not worrying your … [Read more...] about This month, I can feel the shift.
I grew up in the technology boom, fascinated by all the latest and greatest things from accessible cell phones to Friendster (totally dating myself) – and have loved every second of it. My personal and professional lives have been forever changed by the evolution of technology, and I’m thrilled that my kids will have access to these incredibly powerful devices and tools – … [Read more...] about Smartphones and Kids: Worth the Wait
“He just shut me out and that isn’t good for the planet.” Sienna, 3 years old, upon her brother’s refusal to accept her hug My four-year-old scratches his little sister’s face. He knows it’s wrong. Before he lashes out, he looks at me furtively with a sidelong glance, as if trying to decide what to do. In the blink of my eye, the deed is done. Sienna is crying. I am … [Read more...] about Why You Really Shouldn’t Force Your Kids To Say “Sorry”
Quote: “Everything starts as somebody’s daydream.” – Larry Niven Remember staring out the window at school, your daydream broken by the teacher calling your name? What were you thinking about? You might not have known, but the fact is, you were thinking. Not in the logical 1- 2- 3 kind of way, but in a deeper way that is an … [Read more...] about Start Daydreaming – It’s Good for You