Author Archives: unapologetictasha

About unapologetictasha

I love the struggles and joys of things; what I learn about parenting, I learn about life. I am a stay-at-home vegan mom who has a strict regimen of daily in-house dance parties. My kids and I love art, nature, and books.

Seattle: How to Sort Out Family Life

I’ve taken a long hiatus from writing on this blog. I had to…simply because I wasn’t doing an effective job plunking it into my schedule. Writing had become an awkward-shaped Tetris cube that wouldn’t lie flat along with all the other … Continue reading

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United States: Why I Choose To Home(Pre)school

Most days have a regular rhythm in my home. I wake up at 6 am to get a little alone time in to exercise, write, drink tea, or ideally all of the above. A child toddles out sleepily as I … Continue reading

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United States: Public School Violence

Last week I registered my son for Kindergarten in our local public school system. As I was walking back to the car, I glanced at the email alert on my phone: a man armed with a rifle walked into a public school in a neighboring … Continue reading

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United States: Identity Protection

The articles all start the same. A parent receives a frenzied call or text from a friend who has spotted her child in an ad for something suggestive, sexual, inappropriate. This isn’t a case of a photograph being misplaced. It is stolen in … Continue reading

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Solicited Advice!

I found this call for advice from a pregnant friend on my social networking feed yesterday… Hey Mommas! Please PM me your labour and delivery stories! its time to go down that rabbit hole…how long? techniques? interventions? thoughts? feelings? thank … Continue reading

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Stepping Towards Me

Geoffrey said it best on Strangers with Candy: “I’m not pushing you away. I’m pulling me towards myself.” I have been pursuing opportunities over the last two months and they are solely for my benefit. It feels foreign and selfish to … Continue reading

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Drawing In Friends

My five-year-old was bubbling over before she even got off of the bus today. She told me about fairies and secrets and the girls that she sat with today at school. For some parents, this is a normal everyday occurrence. … Continue reading

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Inspired New Year

Greetings! Anna and I both took a hiatus from posting, but there’s no time like the new year to start fresh, right? Unlike Anna, I do embrace resolutions. I need all the inspiration I can get. Magazine articles. Upworthy posts. Mind-body-health newsletters. … Continue reading

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My posts have been few and far between since summer. And so it goes when you go back to Kindergarten. Forget how my child is handling the rigors of a new classroom, classmates, and teacher. This business has been tough … Continue reading

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War and Peace at Home

I’ve observed a number of my Canadian friends posting about “Remembrance Day” (observed the same day as the American Veterans Day) on social media, but it was this post that really made me sit down and reflect: As I remember … Continue reading

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