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Raising Sons

Realize that from day one, he’s wired to be self-reliant. Don’t change that. – Harrison My son turned four this month, and already he has me catching my breath as I watch him jump off high objects, flip on the trampoline, and show me what he whittled with his pocket knife. He wants to tie …

My Child is Not a Statistic

My child is not a statistic. They are not a growth chart. They are not a series of boxes I check that guarantee a happy healthy adult. Yet we live in a standardized world that attempts to eliminate the influence of a parent’s intuition—where anyone can look at a graph and believe they are making …

No one sees. No one knows. But I Do.

At first I was upset at her, but then I was upset at myself. She assumed these things about my husband because I was silent. No one sees. No one knows. But I do. So I’m saying it. I stopped writing much about him because it felt unrelateable. But if I don’t speak who will? …