13 Parenting Lessons from 13 years of Parenting

Lately, glimpses of parenting going right have been unfolding before my eyes. My daughters telling me about friends they are no longer hanging out with because they are doing unethical things like smoking and drinking or having sex too early. Our girls choosing to...

8 Ways a Gratitude Practice Can Make You Happier

Nearly 10 years ago, I began a daily gratitude practice. That means in 2020, I'll crack open my 10th daily gratitude journal. Ten years is a long time to stick to a daily habit and my perseverance and self-regulation on this took zero effort. Why? Because instantly I...

Adopting a Slower Pace for a Calmer You

Dear Mama -- I know there is a lot to do. I know there is a huge world to explore. I know there are people to care for and things to experience. But the faster you go, the more you miss. And the more you miss, the less of life you enjoy. So slow down. Enjoy the...

A Simple Strategy to Being a Calmer Parent

The books, the magazines, the blogs all crowding the world with so many positive parenting tips. In fact, the Internet has become so noisy that many of us are skimming and passing over headlines without reading anything at all. What was once a super powerful resource...

Digging Out of The Land of Bitter and Sour

Did you know that your brain is wired to have a negative bias? We all have that same slant toward seeing the negative. It's meant to protect us, you know, when we're out hunting and gathering for our food to put on the rock table we all gather around. We've come a...

You Don’t Have to Do Motherhood All Alone

You are not alone. You Don't Have to Do Motherhood All Alone. It's so easy to think that we have to toughen up and go it alone. But here's the thing about that. Humanity has never been a solitary confinement kind of gig. Go back in time and you'll see story after...

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