October 29, 2014 |

Actually, We Have Lots of Chances to Raise Our Kids Right

Posted in: PsychCentral.com

I recently came across a Facebook meme that said, “You only get one chance to raise your kids right.” My gut...

October 20, 2014 |

All This Time Off for the Holidays & I Still Missed My Chance to Reflect

Posted in: Kveller.com

Two and a half days for Rosh Hashanah. Half a day for Yom Kippur. Two and a half days for Sukkot. Two days for...

October 15, 2014 |

Why I Learned to Meditate: An Excerpt

Posted in: Psychology Today

In my mind, meditation was for hippies who didn’t have their shit together and mindfulness was just a fancy word...

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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