You can’t give what you don’t have

What are the most important things we can give our children? We have but a few, short years to shape and refine them, to help our children become the people they were meant to be. And then, we send them out into the world to find their way. It’s a tough job, isn’t it? To… Read More

Let’s fly to Neverland

Tonight as I tucked Avery into bed, I had one of those moments that I want to remember forever. There are so many forgettable moments of parenthood, the things that you actually hope you’ll forget- the resignation you feel when you’ve cleaned spit-up off your clothes for the fourth time that day, the desperation when… Read More

The importance of a good apology

I was reminded today of the importance of apologizing well. Those of us who screw up a lot (me!) have had plenty of practice apologizing. I’m a big believer in it, actually. None of us can do everything perfectly, and whether it’s intentional or not, we get hurt and we hurt others. And yet, the… Read More

A story that needs to be told

When I was a little girl, I loved my dad more than anything in this world. I remember looking up into his sun-worn face, crow’s feet hugging his tired ice-blue eyes, and knowing beyond all doubt that I was truly loved. All of the uncertainties and insecurities of childhood faded when I was with him…. Read More

How my son’s diagnosis is changing me

Other than the occasional cold and runny nose, both of my children have been perfectly healthy. Until now, that is. Last week, my 7-month-old son had a severe reaction after eating eggs, and he’s been diagnosed with an egg allergy. Even though I work in a world where I see sick children every day and… Read More