Tag Archives: child rearing

May 10

New Territory: On Humility in Parenting

As a parent, I don’t think that the basic act of procreating is an accomplishment. As long as your reproductive system is in order, having a child is an easy process. The act of raising that child to be a well-balanced, creative, emotionally healthy, confident, and successful adult is another matter. Before my daughter was […]

October 21

Parent Life: Out Of Sync

In the latest installment of Parent Life I discuss my reticence in filling my daughters’ head with the ideas I was given about marriage and motherhood, and how the disparity in what we teach girls and boys as children leads to problems in adulthood:

Parent Life: Staying Humble

In my latest Parent Life video I discuss a word we parents don’t like to use in reference to ourselves: humility.

October 05

Parent Life: Live and Learn

It is easy to¬†fall into the pattern of lecturing your child(ren). But as my daughter grows I have found that occasionally I have to fall back on using my words to steer her behavior and let her learn by experience instead:  

My Girl: On The Hopes and Fears of Raising A Young Woman

A comment made by my daughter about college sparked this vlog on the anxiety involved in parenting a daughter:

A Letter for Aunty

May 16th is a date that I reflect on annually. It is both your birthday and Grandma’s. I remember our first Mothers’ Day ¬†after Grandma passed. It was close to your birthday that year. The loss of Grandma was still so fresh for you, but you still took the time to give me a bouquet […]