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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.

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. …

Intentional Living

Candy Crush & A Dance Party

What do Candy Crush and a Dance Party have in common? They are both ways I connect with my kids in an intentional and special way. Meet Harper.  She is my 8-year-old going on 18-year-old, responsible and typical first born. She is wonderfully imaginative and has a complex fox-world she “lives in at night” but …

Joy + Gratitude Parenting + Family

{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 and …

Thank-You-Not-Sorry
Leadership + Career Parenting + Family

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.  …