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School Drama

April 4, 2017
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We’re currently in the midst of preschool application/acceptance season. And it’s effing nuts. I’m too exhausted to get into the whole shitstorm of how it works but I have a lot to say about what the process does to us mentally.

Listen up, preschool is important, I’m not denying that. But I think it’s important for very different reasons than the ones that cause us all this stress.

We’re stressed because we think where our kiddo goes to preschool dictates where they go to school and then college. I think that’s crazy, and while I occasionally give in to my inner tiger mom, I’m working really hard at remembering that this is glorified daycare and it’s my job to do the important work. As parents it’s our job to make sure our children are always learning, love exploring, lead with kindness and empathy and feel safe in their environment. Not even the best school abdicates us of this responsibility.

I think it’s important to give our children the best education we can, whatever that means to us. I’m personally more obsessed with EQ than IQ. I want a preschool that teaches empathy, kindness, curiosity, and conflict resolution. I want a school that teaches through play, exploration and adventure. I want a school that teaches my child to love learning more than I want a preschool that graduates him speaking 17 languages.

We’ll choose the school that makes our son feel safe, loved and curious. These are the things we look for in a school. When I break it down this way it makes it a hell of a lot easier for me to see where our baby should become a big boy.

 

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My Story

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March 30, 2017
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March 30, 2017
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Friends With Mom Benefits

Watching little kids make friends might just be the cutest and most heartbreaking thing in the world. Some are fearless, oblivious to the impending possibility of rejection. Others are tentative and shy, perhaps having been shunned before. Their intentions are rarely anything deeper than…

March 27, 2017
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When 2 + 1 = 5

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March 13, 2017
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The Art of Toddler Conversation

There’s a lot of noise in our home. From the waking sounds of the human alarm clock (a.k.a Noé calling out “Mummy! Daddy!” over the monitor), to the soft humming of the air purifier that helps lull her to sleep, it’s nonstop. Nursery rhymes,…

February 23, 2017
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Parenting

What Kind of Mother Will I Be?

This question is one I’ve always asked myself. I always knew I’d make a great mother, but what kind of mom would I be? There’s always the type of mom we wish to be, but that always changes when one becomes a mother. Would…

February 16, 2017
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From one Motherlucker to another

Hey new momma! I see you over there with those tired eyes, spit up on your clothes and unwashed hair for days.  You haven’t slept.  Your body aches from fatigue.  So much in your life has abruptly changed: Your body, your mental status, your…

February 13, 2017