The moment I wake up

There are so many ways of choosing how to present oneself as a woman, and explaining that to your daughter is…complicated.

When you’re not the favorite parent

It happens, it’s temporary, and boy does it ever suck.

That whole “coparenting” thing

Hayley DeRoche pulls in her husband, Patrick, for a frank discussion on what it’s like to try and mold a human being…with the input of another person.

Hayley refutes last week’s assertion that kids are superfun

Sorry, Sam, your partner in family-writing crime heartily disagrees with you.

Heavy, lovely, invisible chainmail

Notes from toddlerless travels.

Yes, please, but…: Having all the things, but not all of each thing

Hayley DeRoche struggles with work ambition, a drive to DO, and a simultaneous desire to do more in other, more familial areas.

Toddler trippin’: The four stages of dreaming big with toddler vacations

A cross-country trip with a toddler…how hard could it be?

The kids at the park are alright

Just take a seat on the bench, take a deep breath, and peacefully observe. It’ll be fine.

The thick-skinned parent: Choosing your way and shrugging off haters

So you don’t subscribe to an Official Parenting Philosophy, so what?

The Cobbler’s Child: A photoessay of failure

As a librarian, it’s Hayley DeRoche’s job to be up on diversity in books. Then she realized her daughter’s books were a blinding lily-white. Whoops!