Embrace the Sparkle

Where is the sparkle in being a grown-up? Is it among the daily grind? The commute in the car or the train? Is it found in diaper changes, middle of the night soothing, all the no's and the you'll-understand-someday's? The walking the dog in the driving rain? No. None of these. The sparkle is in... Continue Reading →

Arrival: Barcelona Part 1

Sometimes it takes a little stumbling before we can fly. Our rocky first evening in #Barcelona. #travel #larambla #familyadventure #Spain

Fun: It’s Not Just for Little Kids

My latest #blog, in which I encourage my kids to #play. #amwriting #jumpforjoy #letkidsbekids

Anticipation

“The tickets are booked!” My hubs shouted. We high-fived over the laptop. We had finally booked our airline tickets to France and Spain for this summer’s big family trip. We had been poring over travel dates, video chatting, WhatsApp-ing, and emailing with friends in Spain and France, double-checking dates, and verifying airplane fares. A large... Continue Reading →

I’ll Be There For You, If You’re There For Me Too

Will 90s sitcom "Friends" create a bridge to discuss tricky topics with my kids?

Persistence Through Equilibrium and Disequilibrium

Often in life things have to get worse before they can get better. Whatever's going on in your life, some things are going well and some things are going not as well. While we may gravitate toward that which brings us pleasure, is fun, or makes us feel good about ourselves, those challenging, frustrating, and... Continue Reading →

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