New Beginnings, Be Patient

This time of year is filled with new beginnings.  As a teacher, it is the start to a new school year. As a mama, it is the start of having two children now in high school with new teachers, new teammates and new expectations. This year, I am back in a classroom as a studentContinue reading “New Beginnings, Be Patient”

Birthing a New World

We are at an important moment in our world’s history. At first glance, things look bleak. Mass shootings are a regular occurrence. Our political representatives spend more time arguing than making policy that keeps us all safe and healthy. Climate change is real and we are incredibly slow in making the adjustments needed to replenishContinue reading “Birthing a New World”

Go With The Flow

Last month, Tony and I took the girls to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia for a white water tubing trip. It was a gorgeous day and we were excited to have some family time. We rented our tubes, listened to the safety talk, and climbed onto the bus for the trip to the drop off spot.Continue reading “Go With The Flow”

Being Fully Present: I Am Here Now

“The Muddy Road” from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones Two Zen Buddhist months, Tanzan and Ekido, were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection. “Come on girl,” said Tanzan atContinue reading “Being Fully Present: I Am Here Now”

We Are Miracle Makers (And So Is Mama Duck)

It was a beautiful night in Kansas where my brother, Peter, and his family live. After our two day, 18 hour road trip, my daughters and I were happy to stretch our legs at the local park. After playing in the small stream for a bit, we made our way down to the lake atContinue reading “We Are Miracle Makers (And So Is Mama Duck)”

I See You: A Lesson For Difficult Times

We all want to be seen. It is in our nature. I remember when my daughters were toddlers and called for my husband and I over and over “Mommy, watch me jump. Daddy, look at my drawing. Mommy did you see me run so fast? Daddy watch me dance.” It went on and on. AsContinue reading “I See You: A Lesson For Difficult Times”

Man Up: A Soccer Mom Lesson

Today, my daughter had one of the last games of her spring soccer season. While her spring had been dominated by her technical theater commitments at school and studying for the AP exam she took in early May, she was excited to get back onto the soccer field and play one of the last gamesContinue reading “Man Up: A Soccer Mom Lesson”

Mama Needs A Timeout

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.”   Erma Bombeck May is in full swing and we are heading into the end of the school year. As a teacher and a mom of school aged children, life has just taken it up a notch—concerts,Continue reading “Mama Needs A Timeout”

Honoring Our Divine Feminine: A Letter From a Mama to Her Daughter

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share the letter that I wrote to my daughter, Brooke, on her 13th birthday this past November. I am so grateful that our world is re-awakening to the importance of the divine feminine. May all who consciously embody this beautiful energy, be celebrated today. Dearest Brooke, IContinue reading “Honoring Our Divine Feminine: A Letter From a Mama to Her Daughter”

What You Are Looking For Determines What You See

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” I first heard this quote by Dr. Wayne Dyer over 20 years ago. I loved it so much that I bought a sign with the quote. It still hangs in my kitchen where I check it out every morning whenContinue reading “What You Are Looking For Determines What You See”