Thursday , 18 December 2014

Parenting

Becoming Titi Q

Becoming_Titi

Becoming an auntie was a transformation. I don’t feel entitled to compare it to motherhood…but I will anyways. Being present during my sister’s pregnancy and then being present almost everyday for the first year of my niece’s life was truly a gift. I remember watching my sister’s belly as the frog princess kicked and punched and wiggled around. The surface of ... Read More »

Scenes from Bedtime

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First Scene Frog Princess: “Mami, when I am a grown up, do I have to have a baby?” Me: “You can have a baby. Only when you are a grown up.” Frog Princess: “But, will my body just know to have a baby?” Me: “Do you want to have a baby?” Frog Princess: “No.” Me: “Then you don’t!” Frog Princess: ... Read More »

Memories of Mañanitas Past {#FPMiPrimerCumple}

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Are you planning your baby’s first birthday? Helping to plan your niece or nephew’s party? If you’re anything like me you want to be the hostess with the mostess. See I thought I had it all figured out. I had the mostess ideas to keep the kiddies busy and prevent them from making a huge mess. I planned activities like ... Read More »

The Princess Hits PreKinder

PreK

Dear Frog Princess, I am too busy trying not to cry to write in your journal (PS: for the last, almost 4 years, your journal is in this blog. Sorry.). Your first day of Pre-K is today. We had an entire conversation about how you wanted to be a teacher AND a doctor (but with no shots) and your conundrum ... Read More »

Watering the Flower: Helping My Daughter Embrace Her Beauty

RBAG_Denene

I’m beyond excited that this chick is here today. Like…someone pinch me, excited! I loved her the minute I saw her badass shoes and fierce outfit. Here’s my fellow…errrr…Social Good Fellow, Denene, queen of badassery! This is beautiful and soft and glides through the heart with the love that only a mother can weave into words. Her pronouncement sent a chill ... Read More »

I’m Not a Damsel: Raising a Woman

RBAG_Yanira

Today, Yanira brings us her thoughts in the Raising a Badass Girl series.  Every night before bed, my daughter asks for a story. She tells me to tell her one from “my mind”. I make up stories about two bunnies, almost every night. I use this time as a way to tell her things about life, like being kind, listening to your parents, ... Read More »

The Princess and the Tomboy

RBAG_Natalie

Next up in the Raising a Badass Girl series? Natalie. And she’s got double trouble! Being a mom is no joke. I think we can all agree that it’s the hardest job we’ve ever had. Being a mom to twins is pretty hard too, especially with twins that are so different from one another. These are my girls, Mia (the ... Read More »

Raising a Badass Girl

BadassGirl

The title of this post hit me a couple of months ago. More as a question than an answer. For a lot of different reasons. I see how hard I have to fight society to instill certain essentials into my girl, even at this age. I can only imagine it gets worse from this point forth. I wrote a post ... Read More »