Are you juggling balls that you could choose to place down? Don’t drop it. Demonstrate control over your own life and well being, take it and put it down.
Making a mistake and fear often go hand in hand. It is time to uncover the identity issues that are beneath the surface of your mistakes! This heart wrenching interaction with my daughter has challenged me to do exactly that.
What does it look like to humbly ask for a second chance? This elementary school account offers perspective for all.
This blog is a companion piece to a recent media engagement with WDBJ7, Montgomery County parenting blogger shares advice for starting the school year off strong. As a family we have navigated the disappointment of an abruptly cut-short school year. […]
Recently, I was excited to have the opportunity to go on WDBJ7 and share insight about how my family has navigated these challenging and unprecedented times. The response to my media feature left me amazed, humbled and energized. It prompted […]
We feel guilty for what we do. We feel guilty for what we don’t do. We feel guilty for how we feel. And, if we manage to not have strong feelings on an issue, we can even find a way […]
Working from home while simultaneously mothering is simply not easy. There is no denying it is full of competing priorities, a constant pull between roles and moments of exponential frustration. As I worked from home over the last few months […]
While many of us have now concluded the formal school year and may be deep in the throes of summer vacation, there is the lingering reality of how the return to school in the fall will not be conventional. As […]
How can parents be more present and avoid digital distractions? That was a question I was recently asked by SmartSocial.com. I was excited to contribute and provide a less-than-conventional bit of feedback. And are you surprised to learn it involves […]
I start each day in my sweats, with a cup of coffee, and time on the couch with my kiddos. Earlier this week I did exactly that, but there was a little added excitement to my routine — our family […]
I was recently hanging out over Zoom with two friends I really enjoy and deeply respect. As we talked about everything and nothing, genuinely appreciating our time together, we naturally drifted to discussions of our kiddos and parenting challenges. Specifically, […]
Choosing a Growth Mindset can empower and equip us when faced with challenging circumstances. Remember: you can do hard things!
It is not all good — nor is it all bad. Be willing to accept that things are complicated these days. Be bold in your commitment to honestly share the messy but also proudly claim the successes along the way.
The very act of walking through this surreal time in our lives will be an exercise in growth and development for each of us. And, our kids are watching! I will forever remind my kids and myself that it does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
With the need for parents everywhere to teach their children at home, a key to sustainable success is balancing strategy with spontaneity.