Check It: Using Astrology to Parent Better, Fire Signs (The Lavender Stand)

This post first appeared on The Lavender Stand, as part of a series, for their launch and "astrology to parent" column. Check them out for more on stories that "shifts culture, practices, and out dated rules around expectations, funding, and field norms." Parenting is hard. We’ve all heard or read this somewhere along our journey, … Continue reading Check It: Using Astrology to Parent Better, Fire Signs (The Lavender Stand)

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Spring Craft and Dreaming, How We Welcomed the Season

Although spring didn't quite arrive how we expected in #NYC, that didn't stop us from celebrating the beautiful new season with a warm craft project.  When it comes to springtime, my goal is to make sure my kids embrace the change in season and create new goals that correlate with the warm weather. This year, … Continue reading Spring Craft and Dreaming, How We Welcomed the Season

She’s Growing Up, And It’s Not What I Expected

I'm writing this as a way to calm myself down. Since getting home from work, I've had three different arguments with my 12-year-old daughter: first was about her watching only television throughout the day; the second was about her asking friends to nominate her for the ice bucket challenge; and the third was because she … Continue reading She’s Growing Up, And It’s Not What I Expected

3 Ways to Celebrate the #Leo New Moon With Your Kids

Leo is about the heart, Lion, sun and taking the center stage. It's about pulling out the red carpet and not holding back. Boast and roar with your little ones, if they want to. Even if you don't have a little Leo in your pack, it's always good to celebrate like the King of the … Continue reading 3 Ways to Celebrate the #Leo New Moon With Your Kids

Her Summer of Independence

I told her to put on her baggiest pants. I pulled out an old, camp t-shirt from two summers ago. It was the one that could fit two of her back then. Now, it fit just right. Her hair was pulled back in her usual ponytail. I placed a headband to match the shirt, and … Continue reading Her Summer of Independence