Thoughts on a Decade of Parenting

My son turns 10 in a few weeks. I can’t believe it — double digits! And this means I’ve been a parent for a decade — the longest I’ve held any single job in my life. When I returned to work after my first maternity leave, my sister remarked, “It feels like you are returning […]

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Being With

In one of my coaching trainings a few months ago, we were charged with the task of writing down a list of things we couldn’t “be with.”  The goal of the exercise was to become more aware of our blind spots so we could more effectively manage ourselves as coaches.  I started thinking of things […]

Year End

I wanted to squeeze in one final post in these last hours of 2014.  I started this blog a little over a year ago, and for anyone who knows me or follows this blog, you know I err on the reflective.  On this blustery winter day, warmed by a toasty fire and recent memories of […]

Yes Please to Playing Big

You know those products you always rave about to friends, family and complete strangers, and you feel like you should be a salesperson for them?  That’s how I feel about Tara Mohr’s brilliant new book, Playing Big. While I was about halfway through the book, I left my copy in a restaurant (and had to […]

Potty Talk: Lessons from Toilet Training

The other day, an acquaintance asked me how I was doing.  I found myself unloading (no pun intended) about the trials and tribulations of potty training for several minutes.  I could hear myself rattle on and on about potty training…like I was floating above myself watching this unfold but couldn’t. manage. to. stop. This poor […]