Leo’s Story

Welp, five days out and this is the first time sharing my birth story. My first induction was 4 days (holy hell), so I was REALLY nervous about this one. A little background: I had gestational diabetes (second time) and was induced at 39 weeks and 3 days. I also have a severe anxiety disorder,…

Consent from the Beginning

I’ve noticed something disturbing recently, and it has to do with our expectations of what it is like to parent a child. That is, we automatically assume what it’s going to be like. There’s no push back; it’s just “well, that’s how it is.” For instance, the idea that babies won’t sleep through the night….

Clarity

It’s the end of the year, which means that there are TONS of “New Year’s Resolution” planners and other types of workbooks out there, just waiting for you to download and fill out. I’ve tried to do these plenty of times, but I always get SO overwhelmed. The questions they ask, expecting me to know…

Gifts for the Feminist in Your Life

I know this is coming a little late for the holidays, but I haven’t exactly been consistent with my blog anyway, so oh well. Do you know an awesome feminist that you still haven’t shopped for? Don’t worry, I got you covered! Here are some AWESOME gifts for the feminist in your life.  Gifts for…

Honey, You Have Time

At any given moment, this is what my workspace looks like. Random shit everywhere, empty notebook pages waiting for me to writing something important, and coffee. All the coffee. It’s also what my brain feels like: messy, unfocused, cluttered. The thing is, this frantic-ness is common everywhere these days. Actually, common is the wrong word; it’s expected….