Experiences common to people don't start when we reach adulthood. Let's remember that our kids struggle with the same things we do, and that it's our job to help them navigate those experiences well.
when you have parents and still feel like an orphan.
In spite of having living parents, sometimes our need for safe and soft landing spaces still aren't met. This can leave folks identifying more closely with those whose parents have passed on.
on being a dork in public.
Modeling inhibition and public tomfoolery as a mom goal. Read on for thoughts on confronting shame, and the potential to develop new narratives.
when your dad isn’t worth celebrating on Father’s Day.
Tomorrow may be a day intended to celebrate a very alive father in your life. But perhaps you have a dad who hasn't done the work of parenting in a way that warrants celebrating. Thoughts on the tension of engaging Father's Day when you have a disengaged dad.
on how unwanted love notes belong in the recycling bin.
My girl received love notes from boys at school. Seemingly trivial? Yet the response to these have the potential to set the course for how my daughter responds to male attention for the rest of her life. Read on for more.
bored. lonely. disappointed. (aka: parenting goals)
Teaching our kids learn how to handle discomfort doesn't happen by accident. A fresh perspective on the value of hard and uncomfortable feelings, and the importance of developing discomfort tolerance skills.
on swings and water bottles.
My big girl asked for a push on the swing. But really, she was asking for so much more.