I have to admit, I was worried. "She's five, isn't empathy supposed to kick in by now?" I kept asking myself. I was trying to do everything I could to teach it. Little bits of sharing here, role modeling there, asking her questions about her feelings. I was getting no where. And I'd be lying … Continue reading Just a short story on empathy
A few days ago, my baby turned one year old. As I did with my first, I spent the hours up until the anniversary of their birth remembering where I was, what we were doing, and what was happening. I am quite surprised by what came up for me. With my first, I remember trying … Continue reading In a world of chaos and wonder, we must evolve
Hey Folks, I have some exciting news! I am piloting a monthly email which will include links to all of my blog posts for the month as well as a few other things, such as what inspires me, what I'm reading my kids, and some resources that have popped up. Please consider subscribing if this … Continue reading Check out my monthly email list!
My baby is turning one, that alone is throwing off my week. There is an unexpected set of emotions I am experiencing as their born day creeps closer. This is my last baby, at least I am 99% sure. As a result, the need to capture every second of every moment is very present for … Continue reading More sparks of joy
It has been many years since I have been able to get on board with Valentine's Day. I just haven't been able to connect, mostly due to the capitalistic side of it. Like many other things, I did some research on Valentine's Day in my younger years. I did this while I worked on my … Continue reading Valentine’s day and my high school newspaper
Today, I feel compelled to write about play. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. There are so many moments that my kid asks me to play and I think of some excuse not to. I tell myself it’s because I have too much to do. Or that her idea of play is confusing, … Continue reading Footloose
I am doing some deep work on myself these days. This includes looking at my parenting and how I am choosing to parent in single moments. To date, I've mostly looked at my overall parenting, my collection of moments - simply meaning looking at what values I want to uplift and teach, what decisions I … Continue reading Some honest parenting