Last week I posted this article from The Atlantic to the MaW Facebook page. When I first skimmed it, my immediate reaction was that good old smug sense of betterness. And no, that’s not a spelling error, I really do mean betterness – as in, this is so not a problem for me because I’m better at being a cool, progressive parent than the parents … Continue reading Careless Koukla
For most of my life, I’ve divided the world into three groups: women who are skinny, women who are not skinny, and men. I’ll let you guess which of these groups I fall into (hint – it’s not the first one). With this worldview, it should come as no surprise that I spent many years of my teens and twenties struggling against (or struggling to … Continue reading Think Thin.
In my last post, I mentioned that my husband and I had been touring new schools for Koukla – Montessori schools, to be exact. It’s important to me that I make this distinction, because the decision to go school shopping was not an easy one, and I need to emphasize (for my own sense of guilt, I suppose) that we didn’t just decide to go … Continue reading Daycare Decoded
Over the last two years, my husband and I have watched Koukla develop in countless memorable, miraculous, remarkable ways. The first word, the first step, the first meal, the first tooth. And then another tooth and another tooth and another, until finally she had a big, full mouth full of big, strong teeth. Which brought her to the most momentous milestone of all: last week, … Continue reading The Other Side of the Equation.