Courageous Conversations · Parenthood Experiences

Mothering while Struggling with Mental Health

Most people I know desire to raise their children to be better than them by giving them a better life than they had.  For me, raising my children to be better than myself starts with being honest with and loving all of myself. Unconsciously and consciously our children internalize our learned behaviors, mannerisms, and personality traits. As… Continue reading Mothering while Struggling with Mental Health

Recipes

One Pot Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Noodles

By: Quincey Ackerman So we’re well into the cold months (we’re actually getting a little sun now and then!), and what says comfort food better than chicken pot pie? This yummy one-pot meal is so easy, delicious, AND filling. All the yum of chicken pot pie without all the work (or dishes). This will quickly… Continue reading One Pot Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Noodles

PNW Events

Baby Gear Expo: Bellevue Nordstrom

Having a baby or know someone who is?  Want to TEST out the baby gear BEFORE you buy it? Come to Nordstrom in Bellevue on Saturday, March 4th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to hear straight from some of our favorite brands about baby’s needs. Learn all about new baby product from: Bugaboo ERGO Baby HALO The Honest Company… Continue reading Baby Gear Expo: Bellevue Nordstrom

Parents of the Month

Keiosha – February Parent of the Month

A loyal, down-to-earth mama is who Keiosha is. She has a huge heart, which naturally lends itself to being a great mama and wife. She is strong, talented, and driven. There’s no doubt that her two daughters have an amazing role model.  Let’s learn more about Keiosha through her own words: The “Mama” in Me… Continue reading Keiosha – February Parent of the Month

Parents of the Month

Heather – February Parent of the Month 

A teacher’s life is busy and requires a lot of personal sacrifice.  Early mornings, late evenings… new curriculum, new students… but the love for children sustains the life of a teacher.  Heather is a kindergarten teacher.  We all know how hard it is to parent a handful of kids at home, but try teaching and… Continue reading Heather – February Parent of the Month 

Courageous Conversations · Parenthood Experiences

Why Representation Matters

By: Ivory Bruinsma Growing up, and well into my adult life, my dad coined the phrase “know your black history”. As a kid, I really wasn’t concerned with knowing  all the black people who ever did anything. I knew enough; I knew Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X and of course Dr. Martin… Continue reading Why Representation Matters

Maternity Leave · Parenthood Experiences

Five Essentials for a Short Maternity Leave

By: Katherine VanHenley Reading about maternity leave in the United States makes me sad on a couple levels. One, because most of what you read is how inadequate maternity leave is here. Two because that’s usually all it is, reading over and over about how ridiculously short it is. And if you’re a mother who… Continue reading Five Essentials for a Short Maternity Leave