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What We Can Learn About Resilience From My 11-Year-Old

I could see the resilience and determination in my son’s eyes each time the ball was thrown at him. He stood over the plate, grasping the bat, and willing the ball to connect with it. He wanted it so bad. But each time he missed, I could feel the disconnect between what he wanted to happen and what he knew how to do. I could feel his frustration, his sadness,…Read More

How to Cope with Mom (and Dad) Guilt

My kids once waited alone at school for an hour because I wasn’t there to get them. Talk about mom guilt. This was years ago, but my stomach still feels sick when I share that. I share that whole store here, (plus a podcast episode on it here) but I was out of town on a work trip, my flights got changed, and I didn’t relay that information to everyone.…Read More

Going Beyond Gratitude

Thanksgiving is next week! It’s the time of year when we all think about what we are thankful for. This year hasn’t been like any other. And in a lot of ways, I think that means feeling gratitude now is more important than ever. Through a lot of lows there have been some wonderful highs, and I think it can be helpful to recall both when giving thanks this holiday…Read More

You Get to Decide the Boundaries in Your Life

I’m going to open up and talk to you guys about something I usually keep private: my dating relationship. This is something I’ve historically been kind of quiet about here on my blog, and on social. And even still… every time I hit “post” on a photo of Nate and I, I feel a little flutter of anxiety sharing that part of my life. This is usually a (healthy) boundary…Read More

Vulnerability Hangover

Earlier this year I did a podcast episode where I talked about my mom. (Read the blog post HERE, or listen to the podcast episode HERE.) Basically, I talked about how she went to prison for the first time when I was in 7th grade, and how she went back again when I was older because she had basically written bad checks in my name. That was really hard to…Read More