Author: Lorna Rose

Words from a stranger

My kids were fighting again, this time because my 3-year old daughter had taken the chair that her 5-year old brother wanted. They were yelling and starting to get physical. I hated what I was about to do, dreaded it even, but I knew I needed to do it. In the middle of my transaction, […]

Cloth diapers: The good, the bad and the poop

The other night was the end of an era: I sold my cloth diapers to a pregnant friend. I retained a couple for reasons of nostalgia, but for the most part, the cute pocket diapers, colorful covers, inserts, and handy all-in-ones are no longer in my house. As with most things about the passage of […]

Why I love spring

Early wildflower sightings and talks of the irrigation canals filling can only mean one thing – spring has come to the valley. I’m an autumn and winter girl at heart. There’s nothing more beautiful than leaves turning, warm fleeces coming out from storage, and the snowshoes finding their way out of the garage. The valley […]

Seven things not to say to a pregnant woman 

1. Gosh, you’re really big. Are you due tomorrow? (This one is especially maddening when a stranger comes up to you at the gas station) 2. This is going to be your only baby? She’s going to be lonely. And weird. 3. This is going to be your only baby? But what if something happens […]

TEAMS offers one-on-one parenting help

My four year-old is….well, he’s a challenge. He seems to live restlessly at the intersection of high intellect, struggling autonomy, and heightened sensitivity. He loves structure, and he needs to be engaged, both in a worthy activity and with a loved one (usually me) most to all of the time. He feels things deeply, and […]