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Preparing for the Unexpected

When my daughter was first born, I was on top of making a will, recording all of my financial information and obligations, and ensuring my father had access to my safety deposit box where everything was kept. However, things change.  Life changes.  What I recorded in my original will is so outdated after just eight […]

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There is IMPACT in the Everyday

I can voice with deep articulation the exact moments that I have felt the word impact flowing through my life with affirmation and with a thriving presence. Visions of New Orleans and Africa rush through my thinking like roaring waves of impact and although there is great joy in how those seasons have taught my […]

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Mommy, Where Do Babies Come From?

“The Birds & The Bees” Talk goes in three stages: Fairy Tale Allusions Sanitized Honesty The Real Stuff It’s easy when they’re little toddlers and want to know where babies come from… “Storks bring them.. let’s just watch Dumbo; you’ll see.”  Then they see you or another woman with a big round ball for a […]

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When Kids Lie

Kids are going to lie/fib/omit the truth/hide something/etc. at some point in their lives.  We were once kids; we all did it.  The hope is that we can correct this impulse and turn them into honest, trustworthy adults.  There are many reasons kids lie: They are scared of getting in trouble. They think we just […]

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Overcoming a Carsick Kid

I can count on my hands the number of times my oldest has gotten sick in his five years of life. While he has had his fair share of breathing emergencies as an asthmatic kid, we simply never had to deal with car vomit, crib vomit, vomit because I jumped in the air, vomit because […]

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