On Gender Roles, Equality and the #BoyMom Hashtag

I’m afraid I’m on another soapbox today. This time it’s about gender roles and equality. And why, as the mom of four exceptional girls, I hate certain uses of the #boymom hashtag. Here’s the thing: I firmly believe that gender differences are real, natural and good. But those differences are hard to define and have […]

9 Picture Book Treasuries for Your Home Library

I love children’s books with a passion, but I especially love picture books! When I first began adding treasuries to our library almost 10 years ago (many of them recommended by Sonlight), I wasn’t sure I was a fan. These anthologies took my beloved picture book from a light, easy-to-hold-while-juggling-babies-and-toddlers book to a thing that […]

On Pumping and Bottles, Formula and Shame

As I type this, I am currently attached to a hospital grade double breast pump, listening to the rhythmic sounds of the pump as my milk fills the bottles. In some ways, the journey to this place has been a whirlwind, well off the path I planned to take. But in hindsight, I can see […]