Like crepe paper


This morning I'm spending some time researching in preparation for a parenting workshop I am presenting in September. The concept of intentional parenting is very personal. I adamantly believe in shaping safe and accepting environments for children to develop, expanding the definition of discipline pass punishment, and of being present and available for our children. … Continue reading Like crepe paper

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Three Years Later


On this day three years ago I was angry and slightly more than nauseous. I couldn't find any housing for young women facing an unplanned pregnancy. I didn't have any answers for teen moms looking to me to show their real choices. I felt powerless, voiceless, and sick at heart. On that day I was given the … Continue reading Three Years Later

My Cake Worthy Event You Need To Come To


I will fight aging tooth and nail.And by golly I wear purple now. I have nothing against birthdays at all. Why would I? They involve cake. I love cake.However, I am approaching a milestone that appears to create momentum towards gray hair, waning eyesight, varicose veins, added weight, crows feet, arthritis, sagging ...wait a minute. I may … Continue reading My Cake Worthy Event You Need To Come To

Where were you?


Where were you on September 23, 2006? I can't really tell you exactly what I was doing on September 23, 2006. I may have been celebrating my husband's birthday. I may have been training for a race. I'm sure for some part of the day I was on a soccer field watching my 2 children … Continue reading Where were you?

Ten Perfect Tiny Toes


I’ve been in baby heaven the last couple of weeks. So many of my friends and family have given birth in the months of July and August. It’s been fun to see and hear all the excitement for  these little ones. Picking out of names, finishing up nurseries, stocking up on diapers, filling the freezer … Continue reading Ten Perfect Tiny Toes