March 27, 2019

I started yoga in January of last year. I mainly stick to Power Flow, and I really enjoy it. When I started, I couldn’t do most of the moves. I still can’t, but I can do more than I could before. 

I remember the first time I tried to do a Full Wheel (also known as a Bac...

March 13, 2019

I’m working on a series of children’s books about shame. In each book, you meet a child who has a shaming experience. Each child lives with this shame and expresses it in a different way. Then an adult in their life steps in and gives them a strategy (or superpower) to...

February 13, 2019

The other day, I woke up feeling pretty bummed. It was a combination of stresses, decisions made (that were the right ones, but still not fun to make) and, I think, just the daily drudgery that sometimes is life. A lot of life is just the grind, you know?

Normally, I tr...

February 6, 2019

In an earlier blog post, I talked about a game we play as a family at the dinner table. Essentially, you start with one person at the table, and everyone else says something nice about them. Then that person has to say one nice thing about themselves before you move on...

January 30, 2019

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m going to draw your attention to the fact that the main picture on my website has a flub. During the photo shoot, the little stringy thing, which all shirts have for some mysterious reason, worked its way out and is there for all to see....

January 16, 2019

I read a lot of kids books. A lot. I have three kids, so at any time throughout the day, we might be reading a story. My youngest has been heavily influenced by my oldest, so if he has his way, it’ll be a Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog or a Ninjago story. Sometimes I get t...

January 3, 2019

We’ve started a new tradition in my house for when my kids get in trouble, which happens daily. When they begin to freak out (which they always do when they get in trouble), I have them say a phrase with me: “What can you do to make me (Mom) not love you?”

The answer? “...

December 18, 2018

I started a game at my house, and we play it at least once a month, at dinner. I didn’t really have a great name for it — it came to me in the spur of the moment — so we call it the Table Game. The rules are simple: You start with one person at the table. Everyone at t...

December 6, 2018

I’ve had shame for as long as I can remember. Shame for the way I looked. Shame for the way I behaved. Shame for not being talented, smart, funny or nice enough. Shame for pretty much everything. The thing is, when you’re in the middle of a shame spiral, it can be pret...