I hovered behind my mom in the kitchen as she made dinner. The fish sticks went in to the built-in oven, and when my mom turned around, she almost bumped in to me. She sighed, “What is it, sweetie?” “I have a serious question.” I was 13, and in these moments, my mom responded with … Continue reading Love the one you’re with
When I started blogging 7 years ago, it was a casual outlet. I primarily used my blog as a place to document my experiences and basically get my feelings out in writing. Only a few people saw my work. I mostly shared it with family and friends, and even though I had a small audience, … Continue reading What does My Circle Game mean?
My husband surprised me last week with a ticket to see one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris. He was coming to our city as part of the DMA Arts & Letters live series, and he was also doing a book signing. I’ve been a big fan of David Sedaris’ work since around 2004, when … Continue reading Going the extra mile with David Sedaris
In early spring of 2016, we made the decision to sell our home, move across the metroplex and go back to being renters instead of homeowners. It was not a decision that seemed logical to our family and friends. We lived in a suburban neighborhood near my husband’s job, and by all appearances our life … Continue reading How selling our home taught us about community
One of my motivations for starting a blog about spiritual parenting is my desire to create a “village” the best way I know how. Let’s face it – parenting is a really hard job! It’s the most rewarding, fulfilling, and blessed opportunity, but it doesn’t come with an instruction manual and sometimes it can feel … Continue reading My Favorite Online Parenting Resources
I am excited to share that I've published a small chapbook of poetry. This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, and while I do have another children's book on the horizon soon, I felt this little book calling to me so I created it. It feels exciting and scary to … Continue reading This Morning I Woke
Anxiety in children isn’t always obvious. Sometimes it can be hard to identify, and therefore it can be challenging for parents to help. After all, if we don’t know that the seed level cause of our child’s discomfort is anxiety, how are we supposed to help them? In my daughter for example, her anxiety often … Continue reading 4 ways to help children with anxiety