I write to work through and make sense of the tough parenting moments.  Sometimes these are patterned, repetitive scenarios that feel unavoidable.  I know that when something is challenging and uncomfortable for me, you too may be experiencing something similar. I share these stories as a way to encourage myself and you.  We’re not alone.  Parenting brings up anything we haven’t worked through and healed in ourselves.  I hope you find these experiences supportive.

Waving the white flag while holding onto connection
A few nights ago I was on a Zoom for parents of middle schoolers and an impromptu theme emerged
For this moment, good enough is just right
I’ve been thinking about you. This is a tough time for everyone, including parents. It’s ...
Why Does the College Admissions Scandal Bother Us So Much?
My heart ached because of the obvious social injustice that permeates every aspect of our ...
This Too Shall Pass: Why a developmental lens on your kids will set you free
Being a parent brings up loads of baggage -- memories, judgments, regrets, and even ...
The Surprising Way Autopilot Can Make You a Better Parent
Being on autopilot has gotten a bad rap. Mindless, unconscious, not thinking, a cognitive state