Invisible Work

The unnoticed work of parenting can make you feel invisible, unappreciated and undervalued. This is the most important work you will ever do – and it is worthy of respect!

Parenting Is a Forever Job

Parenting the next generation is a forever job. It never ends. Thank goodness I have a Momma who knows that and leads by example!

Juggling Act

As parents we’re asked to juggle: ALL THE THINGS. Are there any balls in the air that we can allow to drop? Or are they all glass?

Dear Mom & Dad…

There’s the potential for friction between the generations when COVID-19 forces you to change your support system. Here’s what you need to know: today’s parents need more support than ever before!

Pandemic Parenting

UPDATE: Just a quick note to add that things have changed SO much since I posted this blog! My salsa-dancing 20 year-old was placed in curfew in Puerto Rico and we worried that she wasn’t going to get back to the states! Thankfully, she’s made it to California, where her school has closed for the […]

No Big Deal?

Just because you’ve done it before, doesn’t mean that whatever you’re experiencing as a parent is no big deal. All of it is a big deal.

Retelling & Reclaiming Birth

This week we recognize Maternal Mental Health.  I have worked in the Maternity Field for 20+ years, and I”m pleased that we’re so much farther ahead in recognizing the importance of maternal mental health and the implications it has for the birthing person, the partner, the baby — in fact, the entire extended family and […]

Bringing the War Home: PTSD & Childbirth

Today is the nationally recognized holiday in the United States known as “Veteran’s Day.” There are lots of American flags being flown, and parades in big cities and small towns, lots of “Never Forget!” and “Thank you for your service!” statements being made in person and online. But did you know that according to the […]

Commitment

When you make a commitment to someone else, that’s HUGE. Sometimes I’m amazed at how much time and energy people put into the planning of a wedding, commitment ceremony, or party to celebrate their love — and how very little time and energy goes into what happens the days, weeks, months, and years following. When […]