Scented Escapes

In our bones we need the natural curves of hills, the scent of chapparal, the whisper of pines, the possibility of wildness. We require these patches of nature for our mental health and our spiritual resilience.  –  Richard Louv Yesterday I was getting that frazzled feeling you get when you’re thinking about everything that needs … More Scented Escapes

Never Stop Advocating for Your Kids… or Being Kind to Yourself

Last week a mom posted a powerful video about her frustrating IEP meeting. Parked in front of a CVS with her camera on the dash, she gave the world a peek into a very personal and agonizing moment. Through tears and deep breaths, comedian Dena Blizzard expressed her anger, sadness, and sense of powerlessness in … More Never Stop Advocating for Your Kids… or Being Kind to Yourself

Reframing: 3 Powerful Ways to Change Your Parenting Outlook

The Boston Marathon was a rainy, chilly, hypothermia kind of day this year. Some might have called it miserable, but that wasn’t the common sentiment. Instead, there were loads of fan posters that pointed out the bright side, with messages like this: ‘At least you’re not at work.’ ‘At least you won’t have to shower … More Reframing: 3 Powerful Ways to Change Your Parenting Outlook

Lucky Charms and Other Ways to Ground Yourself

Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, I decided that lucky charms were the perfect topic for today. Not the curiously colorful sugar cereal with mini marshmallows, but the kind they’re named after. President Obama once revealed that he kept a selection of charms in his pocket. In the particular interview I saw, … More Lucky Charms and Other Ways to Ground Yourself