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Parenting + Family

Chasing Curiosity

Why? Three letters that form my favorite question. I love asking why! Not to be obstinate or needling but to genuinely understand. When my curiosity is satisfied and I understand the inner workings of people, processes, or phenomena I find I’m able to be more effective, thorough or helpful. All pragmatics aside, understanding why also …

Parenting + Family

Bittersweet Like a Blackberry

We are all messy. Each and every one of us. While my chosen paradigm is one that chooses to look past the thorns to celebrate the berry, there is also a need to acknowledge our challenges, hurts, frustrations and hang ups. Owning our humanity can be incredibly humbling but there is also a beautiful freedom in owning the reality that we do not have it all together. There is a blackberry bittersweetness to our humanity.

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Parenting + Family

What if you make a mistake?

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.

Parenting + Family

Preparing to go Back to School

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. We have weathered the realities of missing our cousins, friends and extended family. We experienced …

Intentional Living Parenting + Family

Childlike Courage

“I’m scared in my gut but brave on the outside.” My 8-year-old daughter has recently developed a fear of big, booming thunderstorms. Honestly, It surprises me because she tends to be my bold and confident child. Lately when we experience a fear-inducing storm she can logically talk through why she should not be afraid of …

Parenting + Family

Squeeze in Summer Education

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 so many wonderful conversations and inspired me with new ideas for topics to write about. …

Parenting + Family

How do you fight mom guilt?

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 to feel guilty for how we don’t feel.  Mom guilt is flexible in its applications …

Leadership + Career Parenting + Family

Work From Home — while parenting!

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 I swapped stories with other “WFH” moms who expressed feeling chronically overwhelmed and as if …

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Parenting + Family

Benefits of Educating at Home {Video Feature}

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 we all prepare for an evolving new normal and the reality of a requirement to …