How to Parent Well
A Bitter Cold Day in January
As a writer, many random thoughts cross my mind on any given day. Here are some from the last few days I wanted to share on parenting. Empathy starts with asking ourselves, “How would that make me feel?,” then making choices to treat others (and ourselves) accordingly. A simple “pause” like this can make a […]
How To Own Your Sh*t: A Series
It was sunny and gorgeous, like most days in Colorado, but it was January and a bitter cold front had brought in single digit temps overnight. Forecasters promised warmer days, but we wouldn’t see them for a while. The day had finally come for us to leave Children’s Hospital of Denver, a place our family […]
31 Sure Fire Ways to Screw Up Your Kids
A friend is in the middle of a DIY remodel and posted after a long day of work, “Why is it so embarrassing to admit we don’t know how to do something?” The question struck me because the word, “embarrassing,” is a curious thing. It got me wondering… First of all, this person is crushing […]
How to End Gun Violence
Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone to counseling. If you didn’t raise your hand, it’s not because your parents were perfect or that you actually have your schtuff together. You either didn’t raise your hand because: you’re lying; you didn’t hear the question; you were raised with strict religious, intellectual, or spiritual shaming messages […]
Why Voting Matters
Ending gun violence begins before the gun is ever purchased, it begins before there’s a supply and demand. Ending gun violence, ending VIOLENCE: verbal, emotional, physical, spiritual; must begin with exposing fear for what it is: a liar whose tactic is to divide and isolate us, a liar that would lead us to believe in […]
May I Ask You a Few Questions?
On the 4th of July, when I was a little girl, I remember decorating my tricycle with streamers and riding down the middle of main street in a sea of red, white, and blue. We ate cherries until our fingers were stained and didn’t notice the sun tanning our noses or shoulders as we […]
Do You Suffer from Paralysis by Analysis?
Hey guys, would you be willing to answer some questions, or give a little feedback, if you are inclined? Maybe we could sit for a while? I wish we could…somewhere so your voice, facial expressions, and hand gestures and body language could accompany your answers! Maybe a park bench in NYC’s Central Park while it’s […]
It’s Modesty Season, Again…
My husband will press buttons on his keyboard… …buttons or tabs or keys he may not know what they are there for, but he presses them to find out what they do. You guys, the thought of this has me over here breathing in a paper bag!
I’m heading out of town soon to celebrate 25 years with my esposo. We’ll be near salt and sand, soaked in sun, and these things require a bathing suit and speaking my second language. So it made me think of the following post I wrote when we were in Spain for our 20th anniversary. … […]
“I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred, I get so many things I don’t deserve…” – Bono, The Miracle of Joey Ramone It’s no secret I’m a huge U2 fan. Their music has impacted and influenced every season of my life. This morning I woke up before 5am CST. The […]