May 12, 2020
Five more minutes has forever been the lament of my son. It started with bedtimes when he was young, and continued through to high school.
February 21, 2020
I consider walking him right back to our house where he belongs because he is not ready for school. Still, I know the truth: He is plenty ready—I am not.
May 6, 2020
My children take melatonin. Every. Single. Night. We refer to their nightly doses as their “meds.” As in, “Are you ready to brush your teeth, or do you still need your meds?”
January 7, 2020
An innocent dinner exchange helped my kids learn about issues much more complex than chicken wings. Equality and equity.
November 27, 2019
Our daughters’ love for the dogs continues to grow every day and so does their interest in helping to take care of them.
November 9, 2019
When kids see their parents volunteering for various causes, they consider it the norm. We help people--it’s just what we do. We volunteer as a family.
November 5, 2019
I'll never forget when an adult in my life told me "rainbows are for sissies." I was a theater kid, remember? We WERE different.
November 2, 2019
As a psychologist, I often reflect on the things that make people happy (or rather, “content.” No one is actually “happy” all the time). Through my work I get glimpses into the things that matter—the behaviors and ways of thinking that lead to satisfaction, and those that lead to misery. And...
October 22, 2019
I was advised not to have more children after a high-risk pregnancy resulting in a preemie son. I'm still judged for my decision to have an only child.