Big Fat Myths About Fat Part I
Sep21

Big Fat Myths About Fat Part I

Recently, my post 15 Tips for Raising Kids With a Positive Body Image, has received a lot of comments.  I’m so glad people are finding the post and discussing this important topic! I’ve been reluctant to talk about some of the naysayers because I’m not primarily a size-acceptance blogger and there are so many great bloggers out there already doing the work.  However, I haven’t been able to reply to every...

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How to Not Potty Train in 3 Easy Phases
Sep20

How to Not Potty Train in 3 Easy Phases

  I’m deep in walk training right now.  Yesterday my kid got 3 stickers for walking across the kitchen but today he’s been crawling all day!  I keep admonishing him that we don’t crawl anymore and I make him get up and walk for 10 minutes every hour.  This is exhausting!  I can’t wait till he’s walk trained! Sounds funny, huh?  We don’t walk train or talk train our kids so why do we potty...

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Welfare and Infertility
Sep11

Welfare and Infertility

I’m so excited that Everyday Feminism is cross posting my article on being a Welfare Mom.  This new feminism site is great because it focuses on practical issues in feminism and personal stories of living as a feminist.  Like them on Facebook too! Here’s the thing.  Of course I immediately got a comment on my blog post from last week about Extra Embryo Options that said: “How can you spend thousands of dollars on IVF...

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‘Extra’ Embryo Options
Sep07

‘Extra’ Embryo Options

When I had my oocyte (egg) retrieval back in 2008 they harvested 29 eggs.  Of those 17 fertilized.  Of those 12 arrested by day 3 or 5 (stopped growing).  That left me with 5.  We transferred 2 fresh on day 3 – one was Aellyn.  Asher and Boston were both frozen on that same day as 3-day embryos.  They grew the remaining embryos to day 5 to see if we had any strong ones.  We had one make it to blastocyst which was then frozen on...

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Five Steps to Get You Started in Unschooling
Sep04

Five Steps to Get You Started in Unschooling

If you haven’t already done so you might want to read my previous series on my Homeschool Philosophy.  It is a three part series that looks at holistic education, pedagogy, and most importantly, the 4 tenants of unschooling which are; Child-led Delayed Academics Interest based No Universal Knowledge In all honesty there is only one unschooling tenant: Child-led.  Delayed academics and Interest based both stem from being...

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