Parental Compromises: The Good, Bad & Ugly

From the time my children were born, I’ve been on a mission to do things “right.” For me, that entailed reading dozens of parenting books, talking with child psychologists, and volunteering at a local public health nonprofit organization that focused on helping...

When I Was Brave–A Thanksgiving Past

Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday because there is nothing better than sitting down to a fabulous meal with my favorite people. This year, our family enjoyed a quiet holiday with only my mother and brother at our table (typically we are all in...

How Publishing is like Parenting

My mother visited this past weekend. She’s come regularly since my first child’s birth, providing much-needed help when my kids were young, and welcome company now. Despite living in another state, she’s here often enough to witness my parenting highs and...

5 Tips to Renew the Spirit

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that, at this point in my life, I’m rather depleted–of energy, optimism, and creativity. Why? For the same reasons you are. Too many commitments. Too many horror stories on the news. Too many things I can’t control that,...