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May 15, 2018

​​There are going to be times when the grown-ups aren't there. When there's no​​ obvious game or activity or rules. Like when you walk up to the bus stop when you're finally big enough to do it by yourself, and none of your usual friends are there. Or when you find you...

March 14, 2018

It’s one of those moments every parent must face at one point or another. You send them out into the world and hope your messages got through. You hope that you’ve helped shape this little human being’s character enough to act with integrity even when it’s hard. You ho...

January 3, 2018

Speaking up for yourself in a way that commands respect could be one of the most important social skills our children learn. Far too many adults still struggle with how to speak our truth without blowing our stacks or going along with something reluctantly only to regr...

October 7, 2017

"...as a lifetime humanitarian, whose pinnacle career moment was outside a pit latrine in a refugee camp in Rwanda, I hope for more from my kids’ service experience than bad jokes about “hairlines” and a mad dash for the candy. I mean no diss at all to the amazin...

June 25, 2017

Even in Africa, the worst part of traveling for work, wasn’t the arduous transportation or the power outages. It was saying “good-bye” to my kids. I’d tell my daughter that when we missed each other we would look up into the sky. I would blow a kiss into a cloud, and i...

April 7, 2017

I kissed my kids “good night”, walked into the living room and found out about the missile launches at Syria. Rising tension with North Korea, the decimation of the EPA... These days the innocence and hope of time with my children coexist precariously with an imminent...

September 6, 2016

Dropped off the kids for first day of school and found myself teary eyed once again. We did it with the same rituals we always do. Last night we laid out their first day of school clothes like scarecrows on their bedroom floor. I snuck a note in their lunch boxes and s...

November 15, 2015

The events in Paris are yet another tragedy, leaving parents to wonder what to say to our children or whether to say anything at all. Such horrific, inexplicable events seem to be way too much for such open hearts that are so inclined towards love. It’s heartbreaking r...

September 8, 2015

I must’ve been about ten when I first tried to use “the Force”. I stood in my backyard with focused determination and tried to lift sticks off the ground with my mind. I’d just seen Star Wars, and I BELIEVED it was possible to tap into the Force, even if I couldn’t fin...