Make Your Own Day

Any big plans for Father’s Day? I’m going to be honest… My Mother’s Day wasn’t very good this year. The four year old seemed rather on a mission to make my life miserable. I didn’t take it personally. Toddlers have those days. It’s tough figuring out the world and your place in it. Sometimes even we adults … More Make Your Own Day

Return on Investment

Why is it so hard to invest in ourselves? Is it parental guilt? A relic notion of “modesty”? The preservation instinct of the self employed? Why, even in situations when the return on investment is quite obvious, does this feel so uncomfortable? For instance, this weekend there’s a kids’ book conference, and I dilly dallied over whether … More Return on Investment

Letter to a New Mom

I recently wrote this to a friend, a new mom having a tough day. If any of you moms (or dads) find yourself in this situation, I’m writing to you now. Letter to a New Mom You’re going through an overwhelmingly incredible moment in your life right now. I don’t need to tell you about all the … More Letter to a New Mom

Time Flies (Video)

“Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.” —Max Frisch Watch this stunning time-lapse video and consider your own metamorphosis from newborn to now. It goes without saying this will bring a tear to a few moms‘ eyes (if my reaction is any indication). Have a wonderful day, everyone. Stop to really look and appreciate this precise moment … More Time Flies (Video)