Archive of ‘Parenting’ category

What not to say to a pregnant lady…ever

Being pregnant is not fun. There, I said it. I remember very early on during my pregnancy with my son people would tell me how pregnancy was magical, or to cherish this time because it’s just so special. My personal fave: “My body loves to be pregnant, I just feel so much better while growing […]

The power of potluck

pot·luck [ˌpätˈlək] NOUN used in reference to a situation in which one must take a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable: “he could take potluck in a town not noted for its hotels” NORTH AMERICAN a meal or party to which each of the guests contributes a dish: “a […]

Unconventional playgrounds

We have so many playgrounds in Wenatchee, and in spite of not enough benches for parents and the fact that the bathrooms are so far away (for a toddler that suddenly needs to go anyway) they’re pretty great. I especially like Walla Walla Point Park and my kids like “castle” park (Lincoln Park) and Confluence […]

The wild magic of childhood

Childhood is magical. It really is. It’s full of delight, wonder and awe. I have so many memories of elaborate imaginative games of my childhood. I remember specific days of my young life purely because that day we played something so magical it transported us to a different place altogether. The Waldorf method of education encourages […]

10 things my 4-year-old says

1. When I ask if he’s tired: “I’m only rubbing one eye, so that means I’m not tired.” 2. “Samantha (2-year-old sister), cover your mouth when you cough.” 3. “What does the snowman say when he melts?” 4. “What does the turtle say when we eat his shell?” 5. “What treat do I get if […]

Becoming Mama Bear

When you first welcome your little one into the world there’s an insane shift…of priorities, sleep…and hormones, ha! You’re 100% responsible for this tiny human and there’s no manual. It can be downright terrifying, especially if you’re the type of person who likes consistency and having a predetermined plan — anyone else out there besides […]

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