When my kids were born, I remember trying to soak in everything about them. I wanted to imprint in my mind the details of those early days. At first it was easy, and I remember thinking that I would...
Fighting for the window seat on a train to catch a glimpse of the engine as the train turned... Decades later, this memory is still so fresh and alive in my mind. Summers in India are not the same...

Juggling

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I was recently chatting with a friend… a fellow mom and entrepreneur with a full-time day job. She asked how I juggle it all. And as we all know, THIS IS THE QUESTION. We all think others can do...
I’ve never liked the way we label ourselves as parents. It’s difficult enough for me to pick a team when I make my March Madness brackets. As a new parent, the idea of choosing a "side" for parenting made...

You are Loved

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Dear Mamas, This is a love letter to all of you beautiful souls out there. I want you to know that I see you. I see you and all that you have done and will do for those you care...
Ring, ring (my phone rings).  “Happy Mother’s Day,” says my stepdaughter.  Yes... My step daughter calls me every Mother’s Day.  I look forward to this call from her every year. Am I her biological mother?  No. So, why does she call...
Oftentimes, it seems as though our personal journeys towards becoming self confident starts with unpacking the things rooted in our childhood that made our instinct to believe in ourselves dwindle. As parents, we have the distinct honor and responsibility of...
I remember that day clearly, like I remember all the other important milestones. Dinner dishes still sat on the table with spaghetti sauce scraped across the plates. Now that it was early November, the evenings turned dark in the...

Scream Day

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Does anyone else feel like they could walk out to their backyard… ...or lock themselves in the bathroom… ...or drive around alone in the car... ...or shove their face into a pillow... ...and let out one long, loud, visceral scream? If so, you’re not...
National Infertility Awareness Week April 18 - 24, 2021 Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter your race, religion, sexuality or economic status, infertility does not discriminate. National Infertility Awareness Week focuses on removing the stigma and barriers that...
The other day I was making dinner when my five year old chimes in, “Can I help?” She does this a lot.  I had a million things loaded up in my metal queue to get through so I answered, “No...
“Another show?” My two year old, Leo, looks up at me through his floppy post nap bed head. His chubby fist reaches for another handful of goldfish crackers and raisins from the blue plastic snack bowl in his lap....
When you first dreamt of motherhood, you likely had a beautiful picture painted in your mind of what you hoped motherhood would look like. You likely dreamt of quiet, still moments with your tiny babe, their soft baby skin...
“Do less. We can focus on 50-70% of the stuff we did before the crisis hit.” This statement was included in an email I received last March about self-care. I saved these words and came across them again recently. My...

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Living in the Moment with Your Kids This Summer

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If you've ever struggled with living in the moment with your kids, our partners at Kinderberry Hill share small ways we can seize the...