Discovering My Daughter is Different: The Challenge of Guarding the Good

There are some people in my life who I think of as individuals who just radiate goodness.  I’m not talking your average run-of-the-mill decent person; I’m actually surrounded by those quite regularly.  I’m talking angels-on-earth goodness.  They possess a kind of genuine sweetness that truly boggles my mind. This handful of people – my best … More Discovering My Daughter is Different: The Challenge of Guarding the Good

November 2014: Nutty mom sees need to defend herself for defending her child

When we put Tessa in preschool, there was a child in her class with nut allergies.  We were given a list of approved snacks and asked not to send nutty food to school on party days.  No big deal.  I felt like I had a pretty good grip on what was acceptable and what wasn’t.  … More November 2014: Nutty mom sees need to defend herself for defending her child

Celebrating the Growth of Our Chidren: No Peter Pan by Proxy

We hear it all the time: “They’re just growing up too fast!” Recently, I’ve seen and heard many parents lamenting the fact that their children are growing up. I know parents who refuse to let their children do new things because “that’s [their] baby” and people who will actually cry over their child reaching a … More Celebrating the Growth of Our Chidren: No Peter Pan by Proxy