Church in My Parenting Journey

Church in My Parenting Journey

Church in my parenting journey has been a constant preoccupation. I grew up going to a church that, I believe, really did what Jesus did. (DWJD?) We were a community, we were uplifting and introspective, we had a lot of fun (youth lock-ins were always a raucous and...
How to Put Christ Into Christmas (No Kidding)

How to Put Christ Into Christmas (No Kidding)

I’m wrestling with how to put Christ into Christmas for my kids. During the Christmas where my oldest kid was 3, I wasn’t sure where she got it that Christmas only means “Santa brings me Rocky and Peter Sam!” (*Friends of Thomas). That was the same year that,...

The Reason for Presidents Day

All of you 17 readers of this blog know that I highly prioritize understanding the “reason for the season”. That’s not a Christmas allusion, although Christmas is definitely one of those seasons for which I insist on forcing the kids into seasonal...
The Reason for the Season

The Reason for the Season

I loathe the culture war centered around “putting the ‘Christ’ back into ‘Christmas'”. However, I want my children to know the reason behind every season. Despite them rolling their eyes, I always discuss with my kids the significance of...

Raising My Kids as Activists: Brainwash ‘Em Young

I’m raising my kids as activists because I’m petrified of raising children without gratitude…just…entitled little shits who expect gifts, holidays and rights without appreciation for the significance of, well…anything. And I annoy myself when I feel...