No rules! Parenting without authority.

Our 5-year-old lives in a house without rules. No rules?! What kind of anarchy is that?! The best kind. We replaced rules with values. We honor other people and their feelings, we honor a life free of violence and filled with love, we honor our bodies, our minds, and our hearts. And thus, our behavior… Continue reading No rules! Parenting without authority.

Braving it. How to Raise a Courageous Child.

“The very word comes from the heart. Coeur is the French word for heart. It’s important to remember that this isn’t stuff that comes from the brain; it also comes from the gut.” Warren Bennis “I’m nervous but mostly excited.” uttered Ollie, five years old, behind a smile as we waited for the boarding call… Continue reading Braving it. How to Raise a Courageous Child.

Making Vegan Pasteles: a cultural tradition, and anti-racism activism

It’s no secret that my family and I like to eat. Much of our days revolve around food. We talk about it, we think about it, we plan it, we shop for it, we grow it, we cook for ourselves, and we cook for others. It is part of our activism, encouraging others to embrace compassion… Continue reading Making Vegan Pasteles: a cultural tradition, and anti-racism activism

Unlearning: Feeling Your Way to Activism

“We can’t leave without the binoculars!” Ollie exclaimed, jumping into his room excitedly. His head popped out “Help me, mama.”  Hurriedly we rummaged through drawers until we found them, and strutted all the way to the park, bursting with excitement and anticipation. We couldn’t wait for our first bird watching excursion! Making our way through… Continue reading Unlearning: Feeling Your Way to Activism