My Learning

Truths about parenting

I'd like to take a moment today and talk about something I haven't really come across being discussed in this world of parenting, grief. The grief that runs parallel to this wonderful heart expanding love journey.  The grief for me began two days into my journey...

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...