After decades of shame over something cruel I did as a middle schooler, I’m finally learning to forgive myself—one “like” at a time. Thanks to Facebook, I Finally Learned to Forgive Myself. Real Simple, October 2017.
A picture never tells the entire story, but this photo revealed the truth of motherhood to me—including the very, very hard parts. Read This Photo Revealed the Reality of Motherhood to me, Scary Mommy.
Parents rarely get a moment to themselves—which is why we’re so obsessed with babysitters. Here’s a letter to a babysitter before we escape to dinner freedom. Read Adventures in Babysitting, PDX Parent, November 2016 or read it online.
You know how friends sometimes give the worst advice? Read this and you’ll never be that person. Read How to Give Advice Your Friends Actually Take, Cosmopolitan, July 2016.
With a donation of Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofit, Concern—an Ireland-based organization that battles poverty—can better help the world’s most vulnerable populations overcome hardship. Read the Microsoft Philanthropies case study here, or view the PDF.
Though you’ve been eagerly awaiting your baby’s arrival since that day you peed on a stick, Baby may need a little extra encouragement to make her grand entrance. Here, what to expect when you’re induced—and what your doctor will try to help you avoid getting induced. Read Bring It On, Fit Pregnancy, February/March 2015.
Summer is prime time for fun—and a handful of health concerns. Help your baby play safely in the sun and navigate other tricky issues with this guide to your little’s health. Read Baby: The Amazing First Year, American Baby, July 2015. Read Baby: The Amazing First Year, American Baby, August 2015. Read Baby: The Amazing…
Shopping at IKEA, with a toddler in tow and a baby on board, puts parenting into perspective. Read A Trip Through the Aisles, Metro Parent, August 2015.
From a stay in a yurt with (most of) the comforts of home to a rugged backpacking outing, this guide to the Pacific Northwest’s best summer camping has something for every family. Read Happy Campers, Metro Parent, May 2015.
In this bimonthly column, I prepare to welcome a new member of the family at an old stomping ground. Read Thousand Acre Wood, Metro Parent, May 2015.