Parenthood is the most meaningful and challenging adventure of my life. I believe that the greatest gift I can give to my daughters is my wholehearted engagement in our relationship. But parenting isn’t easy, and I often get it wrong. The bumpy road of raising children has led me to the practice of mindfulness, which I write about on the Mindful Parenting blog for Psychcentral.com. I’m also a contributing editor at Kveller.com, a website for those who want to add a Jewish twist to their parenting.
I am a blogger for The Huffington Post, and my writing has appeared on Better Way Moms, Aiming Low, InterfaithFamily.com, and The Jewish Daily Forward. I have also been published in academic social work journals, including Families in Society, Smith College Studies in Social Work, Perspective on Social Work, and Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping.
I hold a BA in Psychology from Middlebury College, an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, and a PhD in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College School of Social Work. My dissertation explored the role of email communication in the therapeutic relationship.
Links to many of my posts are available under the “My Writing” tab above. In addition, here are some of my favorite pieces:
- My GPS Guide to Mindful Parenting on the Huffington Post (December, 2012)
- What is Mindful Parenting? (September, 2012)
- Actually, I am Jewish, Even If You Don’t Agree (May, 2012. Reprinted on The Huffington Post in September, 2012.)
- Note To a Mommy Friend (May, 2012)
- I Text Around My Kids, and They’ll Survive (April, 2012)
- This Too Shall Pass: Being Mindful in the Moment (October, 2012. Originally posted on Kveller.com in February, 2012.)
- Two Daughters, Two Frozen Embryos (January, 2012)