Theoretically, fall and winter holidays are a time of celebration, gratitude, generosity and togetherness. The reality is that somewhere along the way, much of our spirit of giving got up and went, leaving the holidays a f*cking nightmare for many.
As I drop 10 off on her second to last day of school, I turn to the back seat. She is smiling and ready. The last day… Read more “Teaching My Girls How to Love Themselves”
Parenting is a humbling thing. Prior to having my own kids, I was a teacher, so I had plenty of opportunities to see other people’s kids on a… Read more “Talking About Physical Differences (a.k.a., “The one where I was mortified in a shoe store”)”
My four-year-old daughter surprises me with her acts of kindness and compassion on a daily basis. I am realizing more and more every day just how important… Read more “The Domino Effect”
You may have noticed that we kind of love Random Acts of Kindness around these parts. I try not to let too many days go by without… Read more “Random Acts of Art”
Not too long ago, my oldest turned four. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the so-called behavior “transformation” that quite a few other mom friends have promised talked about. Supposedly… Read more “You’re Not A Bad Girl”
Mother’s Day will be the one-year anniversary of the first time I ever encouraged my daughter engage in random acts of kindness. We picked up a bunch of carnations… Read more “Mother’s Day Kindness Challenge!”
Have you ever heard teachers talk about how they have loads and loads of free time during the school day with which to carefully address social issues… Read more “Integrating Kindness Into Your Classroom: Free Lesson Plans for Teachers”