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What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like

As a new mom, I once decided that I would measure my success as a mother by whether my children lied to me. Looking back on this, I want to reach out and give myself a big, reassuring hug and tell my younger self that this was a very unrealistic and ungenerous...
Your Self-Regulation Tool Chest

Your Self-Regulation Tool Chest

I love it when someone trusts me enough to ask for what they want! My mind reading ain’t what it used to be… Maybe it’s just me but when you were a kid, do you remember thinking that grown-ups knew how to handle everything? Little did I know that, as an adult, the...
Be Gentle with Yourself

Be Gentle with Yourself

It is hard to ignore what this pandemic means to me and my family. Certainly, it has changed how we shop for groceries (delivery or curb pick up), how we attend school (Nana as on-line co-teacher but offering no recess with classmates), and how we celebrate (socially...
Invisible Puzzle Pieces

Invisible Puzzle Pieces

The other day my grandson, Max, 4, said, “Nana, when are we going to the Show and Tell House?” We were in the car on the way to Oak Creek Canyon for a change of scenery, beach towels and floaties at the ready.  Max was once enrolled in a preschool class so the...