3 Life Lessons from Pete the Cat

Pete the cat is new phenomenon in my parenting world. I had glanced at a few books in the library but wasn't interested until I heard "I Love my White Shoes" read at a toddler story time. I saw those kids LIGHT UP, sing along, and interact with the story. It was a toddler version …

Parties aside: Why we NEED a female president

I was born in the summer of 1977. This was the summer terrorized by the┬áSon of Sam, the NYC blackout, the CIA releasing documents revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments, Studio 54 and disco were all the rage, and the second wave feminist movement was allowing women to view their options in a …

5 Signs it’s time to wean my toddler

One of the biggest questions breastfeeding moms have is, "when do I wean my child"? There are some women who choose to nurse until they return to work. There are those who faithfully pump. Some moms practice ecological breastfeeding, child led weaning, etc... Every mother's need is different and every child is different. When do …