All in The Parent Rap

People Don't Do Things for No Reason

In this first half of our school-choice-two-parter, we talk about our backgrounds with education and some of the choices we're making for our kids with regard to their educations, and why we feel education participation, however we do that, is an important piece of how we contribute to our communities.

Unless It's a Charter School!

In this first half of our school-choice-two-parter, we talk about our backgrounds with education and some of the choices we're making for our kids with regard to their educations, and why we feel education participation, however we do that, is an important piece of how we contribute to our communities.

Half-Assed Attachment Parenting

In this episode, we discuss parenting philosophies, things that have and haven’t worked for us, and how we protect our physical autonomy without pushing our kids away. We also discuss the Alanis Morissette profile in Self Magazine, especially her four boundaries:

  • You can't tell me what I'm thinking, 

  • you can't tell me what I'm feeling, 

  • you can't fucking touch my body/you can't do anything with my body, 

  • and don't touch my stuff.

The Parent Rap 101: Throw Mayonnaise at the Wall and See What Sticks

Beans is having a little bit of trouble gaining weight, and figuring out how to manage that is pushing up against Anna’s complicated issues with food. Sara reflects on her similar experiences when attempting to breastfeed Chips. Anna and Sara discuss body image, how the cult of breastfeeding is bullshit*, and how having kids can just bring up all your Stuff. .

*We may use the phrase “breastfeeding is bullshit,” by which we do NOT mean that breastfeeding isn’t awesome (when it works), only that the pressure to breastfeed at all costs can be really, really damaging to the people encouraged to do it, and sometimes it’s more important to enjoy being with your baby than it is to feed them in a particular way.