March 24, 2014 |

The Dirty Little Secret About Parenting Experts

Posted in: PsychCentral.com

“A recent study has shown that if American parents read one more long-form think piece about parenting they will...

March 19, 2014 |

I Don’t Make Homemade Play-Doh and I Don’t Feel Guilty About It

Posted in: Kveller.com

I see that sheet of paper every time I drop the girls off at preschool. There’s a green one in my older...

January 14, 2014 |

My Daughters and I Love “Mary Poppins” For Very Different Reasons

Posted in: Kveller.com

I had forgotten so much of it. How could have I have forgotten? I probably watched the movie hundreds of times...

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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 the Present Moment PIPM

I am thrilled to announce that my first book, Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Connected, Sane, and Focused on What Really Matters, will be published by Parallax Press in October, 2014. It is currently available for pre-order 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