We still have to do summer?

The only title I’ve held longer than mom is educator.  Beginning as a bilingual teacher, I stepped into my first classroom in the Spring of 1995…


Three Reasons Why I am a “Judgy Mom” and Three Ways to Stop

This is embarrassing, but I’m just going to say it. I judge people.  I know it isn’t culturally acceptable. I know it isn’t trending on Twitter.…


How to teach our children to soar

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces…


Invested Not Spent: Quarantine 2020

We may well be living through the most historic period of our lives. Future history books, medical journals, treatises on economics, and studies of…


Parents: How to ‘Walk Worthy’ (When You Can’t Go Anywhere)

Depending on your personality type, family dynamic, the ages of your kids, and a host of other factors, you might find quarantine to be a dream. You…


Lessons I’m (Still) Learning from My Mom: COVID-19 Edition

I recently had a chance to spend some extra quality time with my mom. Yes, amid the coronavirus quarantine, my little family has had the bonus of a…


In the midst of chaos, how can you ‘return to center’?

The email from the school district came through saying that schools are closed “indefinitely.”  In the blink of an eye, I became a teacher…


Parenting During a Pandemic

It’s interesting to see the wide range of emotions around us as the spread of the coronavirus impacts our daily lives more and more.  For some,…


Authenticity Anyone?

The longer I walk this earth and parent and spend time with people, the more I realize how desperately we crave authenticity in our relationships.…