Empty Classroom
Anxiety, Family, Fear, Parenting

Let Your Kids Fail

It's in your grace where they learn to succeed. We all want to protect our children – it’s who we are as parents. They are your flesh, your blood, your sleepless nights, and all of your shining moments. Those kids sitting in front of you covered in jelly and powdered sugar – they are your… Continue reading Let Your Kids Fail

Super Child
Anxiety, Family, Parenting

Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

Especially now, when their world has been turned upside down It wasn’t until my daughter sat silently in the backseat of the car with tears streaming down her face that I realized she was as anxious and overwhelmed by today’s new world as we are. As an educator, I’m embarrassed to admit this, but truth… Continue reading Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

Girl holding bug title page

The Primitive Bug Badge

Perhaps I’m coming on a little strong. It is Monday morning, after all. And I’m aware that the Girl Scouts organization has made strides in furthering the access to STEAM educational resources and has built a community focused on building the leadership and entrepreneurial skills of our young female generations. However, when I opened an… Continue reading The Primitive Bug Badge

Set intentions with a clear path
Family, Finances, Friends, Habits, Kindness, Parenting, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 4: Setting Intentions

A few months ago, I was listening to The Adult Chair podcast titled The Power of Intentions. In this podcast, Michelle Chalfant described the difference between a resolution and an intention, and immediately I was hooked. We all know that resolutions don’t work – most of the time. If you are part of that lucky… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 4: Setting Intentions

letter to mama
Family, I Can Only Laugh About It, Parenting, Relationships

Always the Perfect Mama

“Yeah, that’s not going to happen.” She said it so casually, and I wish it were true. N recently turned 7. She’s growing so fast, and I love it. People tell me not to wish the years away, but truth be told, I can’t wait until she’s a teenager. You see, I’ve spent the last… Continue reading Always the Perfect Mama

Mom with Babies
Anxiety, Family, Parenting, Relationships

5 Tips for Surviving Single Parenthood

I recently had a friend send me a text: “Hey gf,” it started. “Think I could vent to you some time on the phone about how freakin hard it is to do this parenting thing alone? I feel like nobody can get it unless you’ve been there. So happy you’ve found your special someone! I’m… Continue reading 5 Tips for Surviving Single Parenthood

Child on ground
Anxiety, Family, Parenting, Relationships

When Your Baby is Hurting

She was quiet when she got in the car. It was only the second week of school, and I could tell something was off. “How was your day, love?” I asked N, knowing full well that this isn’t the question that is going to get me answers. “Fine,” she responded, looking out the window. “What… Continue reading When Your Baby is Hurting

Anxiety, Parenting

The time I was convinced N was going to be abducted

There are really only three things that can get my anxiety at a paralyzing level: my daughter, our financial situation, and Tyler. Anxiety about anything else is usually managed – I’ll be cranky, angry, or sad, but I can get through my day and pretend I’m OK when needed. But any of those three aforementioned… Continue reading The time I was convinced N was going to be abducted