What Happens When You're Fine But Everything Else Isn't

“Yes, I am fine, but everything else isn’t.” This was a text message from my youngest child the other day when I checked in from another room. This…


Resources for parents

Pandemic Resources for Parents

Before I go any further,  I want to check in with you. How are you? I mean, really. How are you? This COVID-19 Pandemic is a time of unprecedented…


Tips for Managing Stress During Social Distancing

These are strange days. The social distancing required to flatten the curve of the the COVID-19 pandemic can leave us feeling all manner of feelings…


Finding Peace in the Pause

I am reading this book called Just One Thing by Rick Hanson. The subtitle is developing a buddha brain one simple practice at a time. As you might…


A Funny Thing Happened

  A funny thing happened a few weeks ago. I wrote a book. Actually, let me back up a few years. I didn't just write a book last week. In 2016 I…


The Power of Saying No

The act of planning for a solo trip while my kids are at home is a most illuminating picture of what Rebekah Borucki calls the Motherload and others…


Mom Confidence

I’ve heard all the metaphors about motherhood and animal instincts. I know what mama bears look like and how lionesses protect their young. What has…


Turning 45 life lessons

Life Lessons at 45-A Birthday Letter to Me

For many years on my old blog, I wrote letters to my kids on their birthdays. The letters are full of love and advice based on my life-lessons and…