Most parents, teachers and care providers are currently engaging with children in ways they never imagined. Let’s keep things simple and flexible.
In early August, many educators are looking ahead to the day they greet students. For teachers, August has a particular feeling of importance; the return is a huge deal for everyone involved.
Parenting decisions are numerous, and I continue to breathe through my own parenting decision making process. A process that began 21 years ago when I learned I was pregnant with my first child.
Empty nesting is arriving, and that’s ok. I am practicing being entirely present in this moment with my sons. Enjoying my one last summer with all of us under the same roof for a few months. Together and happy.
Last week was Mother’s Day, which is still a challenging day even 34 years after her passing. I thank her for the presence and love she showed me throughout the early years of my life. I’ve thought and read a lot about secure attachment. It is something I care deeply about.
I was asked me the other day, “When do you think we’ll be able to hug again?” I automatically thought of my classroom of two and three-year-olds.
MARCH 2020: The Unthinkable. Last week was spent stocking, preparing, and asserting for my kids to come home.
I needed time off to rest and digest. January and February were filled with life moments that came from left field. The kind that cause you to stop and dig deep.
All these years, I thought I was a superhero mom. Recently, I realized that my superhero mom lifestyle was a facade…
My friend was at home, recovering. I offered to bring groceries, or a perhaps a cooked meal. I inquired, what do you need?
One word response: Time. Her pointed response stopped me: the one thing I couldn’t go and buy or cook and deliver.