Crunchy or Soggy? The Problem with Parenting Ideologies

“I mean, I’m crunchy, but I’m not that crunchy,” she said. “Crunchy?” I frowned, laughing slightly. “What’s that?” I was 22 and newly pregnant (though I didn’t know it was twins yet!) when I had this conversation with my sister-in-law. She is more than ten years older than me and already had two kids of … [Read more…]

It’s good to have a Plan

On Tuesday night Aaron was gone all evening refereeing two soccer matches. I usually hate these evenings. They are long, tedious, and loud as I count the minutes until Aaron gets home or bedtime, whichever comes first. I could feel that familiar dread coming on but instead of drowning in it, I decided to make … [Read more…]