The Duggars and protecting our children

This morning I set out to discover more about the latest Josh Duggar story. Yesterday I had caught wind of the allegations and I read his response last night. At first I assumed the most positive aspects, “Yay! His dad reported it! The kid repented and got help! Shouldn’t we all just forgive and forget?” As I read the report this morning, I joined the ranks of people who do...

Teaching our children

Next year, Bluebelle will start her school journey. I’ve agonized over this since the day she was born, knowing one day she would leave the comfort of my 24/7 hovering loving arms. She’s a bright and creative child, and she’s more than ready for school. She’s outgoing and longs for the excitement and interest of a classroom (trust me, I looked hard at the situation to see if I could...

Parenting is really just a shot in the dark.

My friend and I were laughing this morning about how new parents or parents-to-be tend to range from idealistic to full-blown crazy. (Lets face it, this is pretty much life.) Every day my facebook feed is filled with ideas on how to be the perfect parent or have a perfectly well-adjusted baby. There are suggestions on every single aspect of parenting (and the right option) and most new parents have taken...