Coparenting

  • There are many things I was not prepared for when I became a stepmom. But one topic that's glaringly at the front of my mind these days is how to talk to and teach my white kids about race and social injustice. Talking About Race Is Hard. And I'll Probably Say The Wrong Thing. George [...]

  • Well, life sure does have a way of changing quickly, doesn't it? This time last week, we knew the Coronavirus threat was emerging, but who could have thought that things would be so different in the span of a few short days? And that it would continue to change by the hour.  I'm guessing you [...]

  • A DIY Christmas Ornament? Made By ME? I love making crafts. I've always loved to walk the aisles at Michael's, imagining the amazing wreath I would make, or painted birdhouse. Or perfectly iced cake. The problem is crafts don't really love me. And by that, I mean, have you ever perused the #pinterestfail hashtag? Or [...]

  • Ah, Black Friday. The one day a year that sales are almost overwhelming in number. Well, except now there's Cyber Monday right after. Whatever - Black Friday and Cyber Monday (or BFCM, as some call the combined holidays - yes. I'm serious.) crowd my inbox every year. And ever year there's some sale that I [...]

  • Do you worry about how to instill mindfulness in your teen? Or about his/her anxiety? How about their reliance on social media? Or all of the above? Today's Teens Face Complicated Challenges Teen suicide rates are the highest since 2000 and in today's fast-paced world, teens experience more anxiety than ever before. They're under social [...]

  • Did you know Savannah, Georgia is known for its shopping? I didn't either! But on a recent long weekend there, which you can read about here, I got to know this charming southern city. And took a first-hand look at the amazing Savannah boutique scene. Unlike many other cute cities (including my home in Old [...]

  • There are many things I was not prepared for when I became a stepmom. But one topic that's glaringly at the front of my mind these days is how to talk to and teach my white kids about race and social injustice. Talking About Race Is Hard. And I'll Probably Say The Wrong Thing. George [...]

  • Well, life sure does have a way of changing quickly, doesn't it? This time last week, we knew the Coronavirus threat was emerging, but who could have thought that things would be so different in the span of a few short days? And that it would continue to change by the hour.  I'm guessing you [...]

  • A DIY Christmas Ornament? Made By ME? I love making crafts. I've always loved to walk the aisles at Michael's, imagining the amazing wreath I would make, or painted birdhouse. Or perfectly iced cake. The problem is crafts don't really love me. And by that, I mean, have you ever perused the #pinterestfail hashtag? Or [...]

  • Ah, Black Friday. The one day a year that sales are almost overwhelming in number. Well, except now there's Cyber Monday right after. Whatever - Black Friday and Cyber Monday (or BFCM, as some call the combined holidays - yes. I'm serious.) crowd my inbox every year. And ever year there's some sale that I [...]

  • Do you worry about how to instill mindfulness in your teen? Or about his/her anxiety? How about their reliance on social media? Or all of the above? Today's Teens Face Complicated Challenges Teen suicide rates are the highest since 2000 and in today's fast-paced world, teens experience more anxiety than ever before. They're under social [...]

  • Did you know Savannah, Georgia is known for its shopping? I didn't either! But on a recent long weekend there, which you can read about here, I got to know this charming southern city. And took a first-hand look at the amazing Savannah boutique scene. Unlike many other cute cities (including my home in Old [...]