The (Secret) Truth About #ISupportYou

  Want to know a secret? Shhh. Come close. We don’t give a shit how you feed your baby. We don’t care.  We don’t care because there are women taking their babies for chemotherapy and women struggling to scrape up enough cash to buy dinner and women who feel so shitty about themselves that they…

5 Ways To Improve Elementary School

Dear School District, I know that it’s only been a week since my son started Kindergarten, but I was hoping to share a few ideas with you.  Unlike those helicopter parents who elbow their way into the principal’s office on Day 3 to give “constructive feedback”, I wanted to make sure that I really understood how…

Dear New Kindergarten Mom

Dear New Kindergarten Mom, This morning, I bundled my boys into the stroller and went out for one last impromptu morning walk. Max will be starting kindergarten next week, and the days spent hanging out in our jammies and meandering to the nearest park or Starbucks are almost over. My best friend texted me a…

It Won’t Get Better

A newborn’s cry is unmistakable. The hearty, bleating squawk of a tiny human being announcing their arrival, is a sound that etches itself into the cellular memory of a parent.  My youngest has a cry that is 14 months older than his first heartbreaking shrills once were, and yet…. When you peeked around the corner…

Undocumented Refugees

I want you to imagine that you have just put your ten year old daughter on a bus, bound for sleep-away camp. You’ve packed her some snacks for the ride.  You’ve covered her in kisses and sent hearty prayers towards the sky, hoping that your love will build an armor that shields her from anything…