I’ve been reading “Women who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés for months. It’s a wonderful book but it is definitely a book that takes time to read and digest it. In working to identify and focus on my “wildish” nature I realized that someone, with more qualifications than I have, needs to make a parenting guide for raising children who run with the wolves because as Frederick Douglass said: “it’s easier to build strong children than fix broken men” (although I believe “fixing broken men” is also important it’s not the focus of this writing).Continue reading “Trying to Raise a Wild Woman (Without Losing My $***)”
Ahh the picture of a mom and her kid enjoying beautiful weather in a hammock. She’s perfect! She’s a rock star! She’s got it all handled. Except that day I definitely didn’t.Continue reading “Beware of Social Media and The Comparison Trap”
I know I’ve only been at this gig for almost three years but I’ve developed some philosophies about parenting in that short time. The internet is a treasure trove or minefield so take this as nothing more than my own experience and mantras, both as a high school teacher and a mom.
I’ve only been at this parenting gig for a little under 2 years at this point and with only one child at the moment so you can take what I have to say with a grain of salt but the stark contrast in the past two days has been remarkable and it reminds me that the only constant is in fact change. “The days are long but the years are short” is a mantra that sits in the back of my mind but sometimes it still gets lost in the day to day life.