Family, Gender Identity, Gender Studies, Parenting

Raising Strong Girls in a Princess Obsessed World { Guest Post }

{ This guest post was written by a friend and fellow Star Wars loving mom, Miquela. } Four years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful little girl. My husband and I had decided we did not want to know the sex of the baby beforehand. We enjoyed thinking about our little baby without the… Read More Raising Strong Girls in a Princess Obsessed World { Guest Post }

Arts, Family, Photography

Family Photography: A Luxury That Keeps On Giving

I recently wrote about balancing out necessary consumption, when it comes to babies, with overconsumption.  In short, there are material things that one really needs to raise a baby, while others are either personal preference or luxury.  I also noted some of the things that I already owned before having a baby that proved to… Read More Family Photography: A Luxury That Keeps On Giving

About to Read, Book Review, Parenting, Review

About to Read: Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu

As a long-time **coughsnoteventwoyearscoughs** parent, I have been reading even more, lately, about the harmful effects of non-organic food in our health. On the one hand, I do not wish to become an alarmist, claiming that something (in this case, non-organic book) is the answer to all our woes.  I believe in a balanced approach… Read More About to Read: Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu

Family, Parenting

Parenting Is Hard, So Why Would You Do It?

A friend of mine recently asked me a great question that stayed with me for a long time afterwards.  She and I were chit-chatting away while watching over my little one.  As all parents know, I had to keep an eye and an ear on her, and our conversation was sprinkled with side-conversations with my… Read More Parenting Is Hard, So Why Would You Do It?

Book Review, Family, Non Fiction, Parenting, Parenting, Parenting resources, Review

Four Great Books for Parents’ First Years with Baby

It might seem like there is no time to read when you are a new parent.  Well, while there definitely is a lot less time to read, it’s still possible to do so, especially during the first few months, when breastfeeding takes up so much of your time.  For the first time in my life,… Read More Four Great Books for Parents’ First Years with Baby

Family, Parenting, Parenting resources

Four Great Websites for Parents’ First Years with Baby

One of the benefits of being a parent in the age of the internet is that there is so much information available to help us through it all. Then again, sometimes, there is too much information out there, and it can get so incredibly difficult to navigate it all, especially when sleep-deprived and poop-obsessed (seriously,… Read More Four Great Websites for Parents’ First Years with Baby

Family, Parenting

Human Rights For Everyone—Including Our Babies

I think we can all agree that babies are human beings just like we are—albeit with quite a few developmental accomplishments ahead of them.  However, I find that we have a hard time putting this concept into practice.  Actually, to be blunt: it is amazing to me how disrespectful we are of our little one’s… Read More Human Rights For Everyone—Including Our Babies

Family, Parenting

The Life of a Parent: Gaining Insight into a Different Kind of Love

The way I understand the Bahá’í Writing, we are created in the image of God, and we can understand Him better by working on the various aspects of our spiritual selves.  I also understand that we are told that one of the main purposes of marriage is to have children. It makes sense to me… Read More The Life of a Parent: Gaining Insight into a Different Kind of Love

Family, Parenting

Learning To ‘Be’ From The Cradle Up: On The Desire To Constantly Entertain My Baby

One of the elements that I have come to understand as essential to one’s personal growth—mental, spiritual, and emotional—is the ability to sit quietly and just be.  Of course nowadays, there is always something (or rather, a bunch of things!) that is clamouring for our attention, and so we are often left without a second… Read More Learning To ‘Be’ From The Cradle Up: On The Desire To Constantly Entertain My Baby

Family, Parenting

Honouring Our Parents By Parenting Our Children

It feels like whatever I do, I can never repay my parents for everything they have done for me.  And since I got married, I feel like whatever my husband and I do, we can never repay our parents for everything they have done for us as individuals and as a couple. And—not to sound… Read More Honouring Our Parents By Parenting Our Children