All change is difficult, sure, but should it really be this hard to change a diaper?
Caring for a baby is hard enough, but for many families finding a safe place to change a dirty diaper is as challenging as finding a vegan option in a steakhouse. Modern families come in all shapes and sizes, but despite the huge range of family norms, baby changing stations are still offered almost solely in women’s restrooms.Read More
We’re not in the midst of a global pandemic; we’re in the midst of two. I keep my children at home to protect our family and others from the devastation caused by the novel coronavirus. With so little information on how to cure this phenomenon, sheltering in place has been the only obvious solution, and our state’s government and others have been clear in their directives. I know this virus is dangerous. I’m happy to comply. But what of the other pandemic that’s been claiming the lives of Black and Brown people for centuries? Where is the PAUSE order on racism?Read More
3 Tips for Navigating the Holidays with Special Needs
Bright lights, bustling shops, sweet treats, new experiences.
The holiday season is upon us. For many people, this time comes with high anticipation and excitement. For people like my clients and me, the holidays present unique challenges and opportunities.Read More
DIY 2nd Parent Adoption for LGBTQ+ Families
Parenting is expensive. Parenting while LGBTQ+ is more so. While state and federal regulations have come a long way closer to supporting non-traditional families, there are still a barrage of financial and logistical hoops to clear in order to establish full parental rights. This article outlines the process of DIY-ing your second-parent adoption in Tompkins County, NY.Read More
Labor Intensive: Top recommendations for pregnancy, birth, and parenting resources in Ithaca
Ithaca is a land of constant change – people moving to and away from town, buildings going up and coming down, and even the landscape is in flux, with waterfalls subtly changing our scenery as we go about our day-to-day lives.
I spent my first year as an Ithaca resident in flux as well, traveling to and from my job in New York City every other week. By the time I stood still and looked down, I was 7 months pregnant with no local OBGYN, friends in town, or mama mentors to help point me toward resources.Read More