Category: Parenting

12 Things I Hope To Instill In My Child

Aye, newly born parents! How many dreams we have—how much hope, how many preconceived ideas—for that little package of meat steadily chunking out in the nest of mamá! And surely our naïveté far surpasses those parents now on their 2nd, 3rd, 4th child, who have long since discovered that while parenting goals are important, our romantic visions will never be… Read more →

Gender Neutral Parenting

Recently, The Guardian UK published an article highlighting the case of a transgender parent opting to mark their baby’s sex as “U”—signifying it was undisclosed or unidentified. Putting aside the fact that sex is determined and differs from gender, which is not necessarily sex–dependent, we can see the point this couple is trying to make: Why should a child’s sex… Read more →

Intuitive Parenting: A Foundational Philosophy That Begins In Pregnancy

Adults without children are notoriously opinionated on the correct methods of parenting. I am among the worst of them. Those opinions can only have a certain amount of validity being as they’ve never been field-tested. But once one becomes pregnant, those philosophies begin to take on substance—even while the guinea pig is still in utero. The best way to become… Read more →

Motherhood: A Burden or Blessing?

Those who’ve known me for years know that for most of my life I’d sworn off having children. You could say it was one of my greatest fears. I’m surely not the only woman who has had a changed of heart, and I don’t think we can simply chalk it up to our biological clocks. So what is it? What… Read more →

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