parenting

What’s hiding under your tent? (and the secret I kept for 33 years)

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What’s hiding under your tent? That was the question that spurred me to finally share a secret I had kept for 33 years (that I can actually laugh about now). But before I get into that, let me back up a bit. I recently read Brene Brown’s NYT Bestseller Daring Greatly in a book club with over […]  Continue reading Read more…

I’m over at The Mom Initiative today talking about ways to stop sibling squabbles!

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Any mom with two or more kids has seen sibling squabbles… from the toy snatching of toddlers to the bickering of older kids. And even though these interactions between sisters and brothers are inevitable, they can sometimes be hard to deal with. Join me over at TheMomInitiative today, where I share six things you can […]  Continue reading Read more…

This is why you should slow down today…

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Here’s another short video from my talk at the Better Together conference – about why you should slow down and not rush the journey. (Easier said than done sometimes, right?) The poem I share in the beginning was written by a 14-year-old, if you can believe it. His name is Jason Lehman and I was so struck […]  Continue reading Read more…

You’re a gardener, mom.

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For Mother’s Day a few year’s ago, my son gave me a hand-painted ceramic pot with a fabric flower inside of it: It was the perfect gift for me because I don’t have a green thumb (at all!).  And I loved the poem that he put inside the pot:   Tweet: It reminded me that […]  Continue reading Read more…

In case you can’t see past these things either (New Book Releases Today!)

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I got an email from my publisher with a sweet note that simply said: Look here: Amazon B&N also has it officially on sale.  This is only the beginning. ♥♥♥ I clicked over and checked out the Amazon and B&N pages that had my new book available for purchase… and it all felt a little surreal. […]  Continue reading Read more…

Where the bliss hides (and a giveaway that will help you find it)

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It’s in the feel of your baby’s sleepy head on your shoulder as you carry her through the grocery store pushing the cart with one hand. It’s in the quiet singing of your preschooler as he sits in the corner during his timeout. And it’s the smile of your eighteen-year old as he walks across the stage to get […]  Continue reading Read more…

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