March 26, 2015 |

Why I’m Giving My Daughters The Gift of a Second Language

Posted in: Kveller.com

I drove half an hour across town this morning to take my older daughter to gan nitzan (kindergarten). Once we got...

March 11, 2015 |

In Defense of Time-Outs. Sometimes.

Posted in: PsychCentral.com

I’m in the mud right now with my four year old. She’s been talking back and having tantrums on a daily basis....

February 5, 2015 |

What I Learned From My Daughter’s Drawings

Posted in: PsychCentral.com

A unicorn standing in a field of butterflies. A fairy jumping off a dock into a mountain lake. Two boys and two...

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About Me

Halloween PicHere’s the thing. I love being a mother. More than pretty much anything else I’ve ever done. My daughters are hilarious and silly and loving and curious and so unbelievably earnest. They crack me up, remind me not to take myself too seriously, and to paraphrase Jack Nicholson, they make me want to be a better person.

And they make me nuts. As I don’t need to tell you, parenting is hard. Somedays it’s just ugh-I-really-don’t-want-to-pack-another-lunch hard, some days it’s if-this-child-throws-one-more-tantrum-I’m-going-to-lose-my-mind hard, and some days it’s painful and scary and confusing and knock-me-off-my-center hard.

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Parenting In Present Moment Cover SmallParenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Matters

I am thrilled to announce that my first book, Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters, is now available in bookstores everywhere and on Amazon, Barnes & NobleIndieBoundParallax Press, and Powell’s.

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I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
- Jewish Proverb