Journal with Me: Birthday Letters

Journal with Me: Birthday Letters

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday. Last year at this time I wrote to you to tell you how I anticipated the annual question, “what do you want for your birthday?” by asking for a specific present. I asked each of my kids and my husband to write me a story...
It’s Graduation Season—1 Thing to Do Now

It’s Graduation Season—1 Thing to Do Now

One year ago, I was on a plane traveling to see my middle child, Anne, graduate from college. She chose to attend school in northern Maine, so I had a long plane ride from San Francisco to contemplate her journey and what I wanted to say to her. Anne was not my first...
A Love Letter to Moms: A How to Guide

A Love Letter to Moms: A How to Guide

Dear Mom, I see you loving your kids every day. I see you getting up in the middle of the night. I see you soothing fears and teaching lessons again and again … and again. I see you reading stories and making dinner even when you are tired. I see you trying to make...
Do You Love Your Holiday Traditions?

Do You Love Your Holiday Traditions?

Easter has just passed and we are in the middle of Passover. Now, while everything is fresh in your mind, is a great time to reflect on your holiday traditions. What do you love? What is no longer serving you? What would you change if you could? What would your...
Graduation Will Be Here Before You Think

Graduation Will Be Here Before You Think

“It goes so fast.” How many times have you heard that as a parent? In the first few years when you think you may never sleep again or shower daily or have a complete thought, each day can feel endless. But collectively, they fly by. All of a sudden they are starting...