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How to Find Peace in the Loneliness of Motherhood

Motherhood is lonely. It’s not for the faint of heart. It requires courage and sacrifice and time, it means wiping snotty noses with your fingers because you have no Kleenex. read more


Remembering the Girl Who Lives inside You

I spend most of my days with my boys, ages three and five. We spend them close, laughing at each other’s knock-knock jokes and talking about simple things. But some days this house isn’t big enough, and I find myself crying into my toast needing a friend. A grown-up to ask me how I’m doing. read more


When Your Daughter Is the Mean Girl

When I hear the term “mean girl,” I conjure up memories of the movie Heathers or think of anti-bullying campaigns of recent years. When really every girl has her moments of being unkind and even downright malicious. read more


Summer Challenges

Little ones — and their parents — do best with structure, no matter how mundane. A summer schedule that follows the sun is what keeps my child engaged and my spirit aloft. read more


This Summer I Say Yes

I say “no” to my children often. With summer in stretching in front of me like one long nooooooo toward the horizon that is autumn. I’d like to make it a goal to say “yes” twice as often as I say “no.” So I’m making a commitment to myself to say “yes” as frequently as I can. read more