August 13, 2014 |

Deciding Not to Go – Mindful Parenting and Decision Making

Posted in: PsychCentral.com, Uncategorized

Oh man. I really wanted to go. I’ve wanted to go to this retreat for three years. It happens in late August every...

August 6, 2014 |

Jewish, American, and Scared

Posted in: Kveller.com

I am 5 years old. I am learning to spell my last name. N as in Nancy. A. U. M as in Mary. B U R G. No, that’s...

July 21, 2014 |

When Your Worst Parenting Fear Comes True

Posted in: Kveller.com

Since the moment I found out I was pregnant for the first time, I have been terrified of stairs. My anxiety about...

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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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PIPMCover2Parenting 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, 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