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12/21/2012, The End. The Beginning.

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. ~R.E.M. I woke up on the morning of 12/21/2012. So did my children, and judging from the activity on Facebook, so did you. Of course there exists the possibility that sometime today…
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In the Face of Newton, CT Tragedy: Turn Towards the Light

I wish I had something poignant and comforting to say about today's tragedy. I don't. There is no explanation, so I won't search for one. I will turn away from the dark, not indulging in the media frenzy or the useless hypothesizing about…
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From Early Puberty Body Shame to Progressive Parenting

Guest Post By Amanda Rose Adams You Need a Bra!  When Erin Frank spilled the beans about my surprise slumber party for my 9th birthday, all I could think about was how awesome it would be to have all those girls at my house. They rode home…
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Our Public Schools Are Doing It Right!

I just went on a middle school tour and I nearly cried in gratitude for the whole two hours. Ainsley is off to 6th grade and that's middle school where we live. It's a big transition that I'm sure she's ready for. Progressive Piece of the…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Once Upon a Christmas (How To Give a Valued Christmas Gift)

Annually, my kids and I do a clearing practice on their rooms. We go through their stuff and decide what is no longer giving them joy. You can tell a lot about what a person really values and uses by what they no longer want a year after they…
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Killing Writing, Conversation Murder

Good writing is being murdered as we speak. Powerful writing is facing extinction. To write means you have something to say. Something to explore. An observation to share. A challenge to overcome. A position. An experience worth relating.…
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Life Coaching: Soft, Not Strong

When I was going through the process of my divorce people would say to me, "Just think how strong this will make you." Strong? I would think. I AM strong. I'm plenty strong enough. I'm sure of my strength. Those who know me are convinced that…