Perspective

How P!nk can inspire us all

working

I don’t know if you do, but I’ve been following P!nk as she has travelled through Australia on her current tour. As a working mom, she has been very inspiring to me. I love how she is taking her children on tour with her as she continues to do what she loves – perform. P!nk’s…

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The value of creativity in our parenting

I am with my older son this week in Phoenix, AZ for the Boys Junior National Championship for volleyball. I did not think I would write a blog this week, but suddenly I was inspired to. This was the scene outside our hotel room. I was “inspired” to talk about inspiration. Recently I listened to Dr. Shefali…

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When Life Gets Stressful …

Stressful

  I haven’t written much in the past month, as it has been an oddly stressful time. Not with the typical illness or loss or anything. Rather, each of my family members (including me) encountered individuals who exhibited bully-ish behaviors. The exact details of the various situations are unnecessary here, but there was one thing…

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The Focus on Good Grades and High Achievement in School

grades, school, stress

This week, my daughter was excited for my husband and me to attend the awards ceremony for her sixth grade class. This is an annual event held at the end of the year to recognize those high-achievement students who earned good grades all during the school year (either straights As, or As and Bs, as…

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Thoughts on this Mother’s Day

As I get older, I find that this holiday is ….. a complicated one. When I was a kid, Mother’s Day was easy. I had a wonderful Mother who cared for me deeply and each year on this day, I would celebrate her. It was fun and made me feel good to honor her and…

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A Christmas Story

Earlier this year, my neighbor (friend) and I went to lunch at a diner in the next town over when we became aware of this homeless man sitting in the corner booth. After inquiring about him to the waitress, we discovered that the owner of the diner allows him to sit in the corner booth…

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Belief

I just have to share…here are some highlights of the hour-long conversation that my 10 year old daughter (aptly named Faith) and I had after this first episode of Oprah’s Belief series tonight. She has always been an old soul and a deep thinker. She asked many questions while we watched, and when the show…

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Last Night, I was Hit by a Drunk Driver

I WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER LAST NIGHT Yes, you read that right. I was hit by a drunk driver last night. Thank God I walked away without a scratch, but needless to say, it was pretty scary. As you know well by now, I tend to write through my experiences in order to…

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Finding the Gratitude

A time such as this with the repeated violence around schools in our country and elsewhere in the world, I cling to gratitude even more. I just finished walking my dog through our neighborhood before I get ready to speak to a group of parents with Sue DeCaro this evening about conscious parenting. I felt…

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