Not sure I’ve discussed this topic yet, so here goes: My child has several aides. He has a school district aide and a one-to-one aide for his after school program. He also has a respite person. Additionally, he works once a week with two social skills facilitators. What happens when the aide talks to you about your child’s day? Aides typically talk to you at the end of their … [Read more...] about Supporting the Aide in Front of Your Child
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Michelle Phillips, former Mamas and the Papas singer and ex step-mother of Mackenzie Phillips spoke out about the claims that Mackenzie made about the incestuous relationship she had with her father. Mackenzie Phillips’ Shocking Revelations To Oprah About John Phillips "Mackenzie's drug addiction for 35 years has been the result of many unpleasant experiences," stated … [Read more...] about Michelle Phillips Not Exactly Supporting Mackenzie Phillips' Incest Claims
The lifeguard moving quickly past Lindsey’s chair seemed to come out of nowhere. Four steps later he was in the air, jumping right in the middle of where her children were playing. Before she could get to her feet, the teenaged guard had her 10-year-old pressed up above the surface and was backing up to the pool edge. Someone was screaming her child’s name and the young boy … [Read more...] about How to Save Your Kid from Drowning
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.
It’s too much. Mothers everywhere are feeling desperate for relief...from the chaos of never getting a break from their kids; from the insanity of working from home with their playmate-deprived children underfoot and needing a teacher; from the stress of uncertainty, the stress of job insecurity, and the stress of parenting with partners who kind of get it and kind of … [Read more...] about We Don’t Want Pre-Pandemic Motherhood Back