Writing

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...

February 3, 2015 |

How NOT to Talk to Others About the Vaccination Debate

Posted in: Kveller.com

I’ve been trying hard to stay out of the vaccination fray, but I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately that has...

January 8, 2015 |

How My Daughters Are Helping Me Keep My Resolutions

Posted in: PsychCentral.com

In my last post, I offered some ideas for how to set effective New Years Resolutions. Although there are many...

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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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Books

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