April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

Childhood

Boys who cry and other thoughts on sensitivity

feelings are valid.fw

When I was in elementary and middle school, one of my fellow classmates was a boy I will call Sebastian. He was teased relentlessly because he cried. Often. At the time, it seemed as if he cried because of anything and everything – he got a B on a test, he didn’t win a computer game, a […]

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Wave pools and alone time

wave pool

A few weeks ago, my family and I went to a nearby amusement park that has one of man’s weirdest inventions – the wave pool. To give a little history, I encountered my first wave pool at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe while visiting family who lived near Greensboro, N.C., when I was a young girl. According […]

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Christmas traditions and changes

I’m not sure how traditions become traditions. I suppose many times traditions start as just routines or habits – things we do because we’ve always done them or because our family has always done them. I think when routines are passed down, that’s when we start to call them traditions. It’s special because doing whatever […]

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The whale in the tank

I am amid a generation of parents who question everything and make educated choices to reject a great deal of mainstream parenting. Many moms and dads today are forgoing cribs in favor of co-sleeping, trading in disposable diapers for cloth ones and swapping out public education for homeschooling. I am not writing this post to […]

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