I’m fortunate that almost all the comments people leave on my essays and social media posts are positive and kind. I don’t think I write anything particularly controversial but my ideas can be unconventional at times and, very occasionally, someone leaves a comment like “that won’t work!” as if I don’t have a clue what […]
When I was expecting my first baby, I devoured baby care books. I used my library card to borrow almost every book that had been written about newborn babies and, from there, chose the best ones to actually purchase. I packed the chosen few along with my birth plan in my hospital suitcase. I was […]
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I didn’t really get this well-known quote until relatively recently. I used to think it was an inspiring thought but, really, what difference could little old me make in the world? I thought Ghandi’s words were for other people- the type of exceptional people who achieve extraordinary things that go down in history like he did. Then my husband and I had children, creating our own little “world”
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I didn’t want to tell my boys about the shootings. I worried that I would be pulling their sense of safety and their ability to trust others from underneath them. I didn’t want to leave them feeling vulnerable and insecure. I admit I was tempted not to say anything – they’re so young, they don’t need to know, I thought – but I knew they’d hear about the events from somewhere else. By being the first to tell them, I had a little more control over how they received the news and could help them to process it before hearing other people’s take on the events.
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