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.Continue reading “Squeeze in Summer Education”

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 applicationsContinue reading “How do you fight mom guilt?”

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 ifContinue reading “Work From Home — while parenting!”

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 toContinue reading “Benefits of Educating at Home {Video Feature}”

{Guest Commentary} Present Parenting

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 my inner child?  I have found that when I come up with creative ideas andContinue reading “{Guest Commentary} Present Parenting”

{In the News} Homeschooling During the Pandemic

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 was featured in the early morning news segment on WDBJ7!   We enjoyed the opportunity toContinue reading “{In the News} Homeschooling During the Pandemic”

Swap Your Sorry

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, we mused over what it is like to parent brilliant, beautiful, and curious little girls. Continue reading “Swap Your Sorry”