My Learning

Parenting: The Teen years

This is a piece I've polished a little from a few years back when I was early in my parenting of teens. I have been waiting for over a year now to see my wonderful son turn into the beast the world has told me he would be once he hit the awful teen years. I have...

Parenting Power Struggles Don’t Have To Be the Norm

We live in a world where it is the norm to call parenting a struggle. To gather our closest friends and pass around a collection of stories about how hard it is to get your child out the door every single time you have to leave the house. What if I told you it does...

Help! My Teens Need to Socialize

I have stumbled across a few places in the world where parents are walking the impossible line of risk assessment in the midst of a pandemic with teens and young adults who naturally should be out in the world discovering who they are in relationships with their...

It all starts at home

It's been a while since I've turned to this space to spill out some words. I can find myself looking around the world and wondering if anything I have to say is worth it in comparison to the great pain that is being felt in the streets, in isolated hospital rooms and...

Resources for raising anti-racist children

There are headlines everywhere confirming what we have known to be true for a long time black bodies are not safe. As a white woman it is my job to understand my own racism and commit to an anti-racist plan. It is not enough to simply say I am not a racist. It is not...

Re-entry

As we wander towards re-opening this and that in our world, I like so many others wish for a one right way to do this. I want the answers. Mask no mask? Travel is it say is it not safe? I can turn on my computer and find more than one article that supports both sides...

Pandemic – Real Life – The Game

Anyone who has ever read anything I’ve written about being a mom knows that we are a gaming family. If my boys were reading this they would say they are gamers and I kinda of pretend to be one. So it’s know surprise that when...