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About The Parenting Patch

The Parenting Patch

The Parenting Patch: Where Parents Grow is a website about parenting including a blog, news, reviews, recipes, and information including baby sign language and a week by week pregnancy calendar that was founded in September 2011 by Heather and James, a husband and wife team who were soon-to-be first-time parents. The mission of The Parenting Patch is to share the parenting experience with preconception, conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting with other parents, bloggers, and other interested bystanders. Hot topics are widely discussed.

The Parenting Patch is pro-breastfeeding, pro-vaccination, pro-homebirth, pro-co-sleeping/pro-bed-sharing, anti-ultrasound, and anti-circumcision. All other viewpoints (expect pro-circumcision and anti-vaccine) are welcomed. The Parenting Patch encourages respectable debate and discussion.

About Linguistics Girl

Linguistics Girl

Linguistics Girl: The Linguistic Librarian is all about language. Learn about the phonology, morphology, and syntax of the English language as well as linguistic theories and more about language in general. The mission of Linguistics Girl is to provide information about all things linguistic to all readers interested in language. Linguistics Girl is written by Heather Johnson.

About Us

Heather Johnson is a writer, librarian, linguist, amateur photographer, wife, and mother who is supported by her wonderful husband. She earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing in May 2007, MS in library and information science in May 2009, and MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics in December 2011. She wrote her English studies thesis on multiple modals in American English.

James Johnson is a writer, editor, entreprenuer, husband, and father who is supported by his wonderful wife. He earned a BS in communications with a minor in pre-law in May 2004.

Heather and James are the proud parents of Poppy, Will, and Lulu. Heather and James are also pet parents to two cats named Princess and Pumpkin and three dogs named Espen, Frosty, and Kenobi.