Being the mom of two teenagers, I feel like I was adequately prepared for some parts of this stage and there are others that no one warned me about! When anyone says “teenager,” what comes to mind? Probably eye...
How can we remain a couple while in the middle of parenting? It's a challenge at every stage of parenthood, and maybe it peaks in the teen years. I can't say, and it's probably different for everyone, but we...
"You're an artist, too, right?" I hesitated to answer. "I mean, I'm learning watercolor..." That's it. That's as much of my multi-year effort learning watercolor painting that I could own. I've been learning watercolor for years.  Why couldn't I own that, accept...
Dear Self, Happy birthday to you! I know your years are usually measured by the days between January 1st and December 31st, but it's been 365 days since your last birthday, and I know you've learned a lot. You are...
Very early, it becomes obvious when you have a strong willed child. There are many wonderful character traits that come along with being strong willed and at the same time, it can be exhausting as a parent. Then the...
Time is a thief. Each year, many of us take the obligatory first and last day of school pictures, shocked at how much our children have grown right before our very eyes. The changes happen gradually and you don’t necessarily...
Fellow mothers of teenagers, I join you in the quest to forge more time with our young people. I hope that together we can unlock the secrets of nudging our moody, phone-obsessed, self-isolating teens to spend quality time with...

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I’m unaware of any mom that doesn’t, at some point, need a break. A time just for her. Time to enjoy silence, stillness, and...