Being a mom is like being a 24/7 bodyguard. From the moment I became a mother, I’ve been charged with protecting my children. I removed all objects from the crib. Put them to sleep on their back instead of their stomach. I boiled bottles and scheduled immunizations. Safety latches were installed on kitchen cabinets and […]


Right now my son sits in his final day of high school. He will leave at 2:30, never to return as a student. I sound like a drama queen, I know. But this is what consumes my thoughts. I’m surprised how sad I am. I should be celebrating, right? Yes. And no. My counselor friend […]

After a Lifetime of Mothering

I spent the first 20+ years of my life dreaming of being a mother. And when I tried to imagine it in all of its glory, I pictured things like: Christmas morning Bedtime tuck-ins Rocking chair lullabies Soccer games Disneyland Tickle fights Halloween costumes Birthday parties Cuddling School science projects Sesame Street Sleepy songs Snowball […]

“Do You Know 3.0”

I found this video thanks to my friend, Jeff Vankooten. It makes me tired, but I believe it’s an important context for the culture of connection we live in. It’s ironic (telling?) that some of the content is already outdated and it was posted ONLY TWELVE MONTHS AGO! No wonder we’re all tired. Some of […]