An update because end of March.

An update because end of March.featured

Sooooo I definitely failed to take into account how busy these first couple of months of the year would be, but here we are, on the other side and still standing! Rather than committing to a single topic, I’m just going to go stream of consciousness here and hit a few topics – bear with Read more

My arms and heart are open.

My arms and heart are open.featured

Like many of you, I’m flabbergasted by the sweeping order restricting so many of our brothers and sisters from returning home to America, and heartbroken that those who need our compassion the most, those who have been through more turmoil than many of us will ever know, are being turned away. Over a decade ago, Read more

Standing together

Standing togetherfeatured

Every day in parenting has a little spark of potential – the ability to ignite into something unique. Few of them show markers ahead of time, but today was different. Today was a day of learning from the very moment it was conceived.  What started out as a permit for an anticipated 200k attendees wound Read more

Thinking about fear of failure and anxiety.

Thinking about fear of failure and anxiety.featured

I remember this one time in high school when I decided I wanted to play trombone in the jazz band. I know, I know… no big deal, except that I didn’t play trombone. I played French horn. And yet, I borrowed an instrument, had a friend help out with rudimentary slide positions, and dragged that trombone into Read more

Goodbye threenager… hello, four.

Goodbye threenager… hello, four.featured

This morning, I woke up to my baby boy cuddled in close, except it turns out he’s not a baby anymore. “I’m a big boy now, mama.” Yes, little love. Yes, you certainly are. Four years ago today, he came into the world so quickly our midwives nearly missed it, so fiercely I wasn’t able Read more

Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her bra

Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her brafeatured

There are few people on Earth who are *enough* to carry the tagline actor, author, mental health advocate in addition to being a mother but, then again, Carrie Fisher was never just the princess she portrayed. Remembering a woman of sardonic, self-deprecating humor, one who grew up a Hollywood girl, it’s easy to reflect back on her Read more