Behind The Scenes of Mother’s Day

Just over a week ago, I was honored to co-produce the 5th season of Listen To Your Mother Boulder. I was a cast member in LTYM Denver 2013, and LTYM Boulder 2015, but this was my second year producing the show with my fantastic co-pilot Ellen Nordberg. Producing a...

When Your Tween Wants a Phone . . .

I love having a fifth grader. My daughter is fun and smart and savvy and actually helpful (I know, it will happen for you, too, toddler mama!) to me quite often. But there are some crazy challenges about raising a ten-(almost eleven) year-old girl. First of all,...

Grateful, Not Blessed

I have a confession: I seriously dislike the word “blessed.” Which is unfortunate, because it shows up in my Facebook newsfeed like eighty times a day. “Having a blessed birthday.” “So blessed to have a job that I love.”...

Mediocre At Everything Else

“Does being a good mom and wife make us mediocre at everything else?” My friend sent me this text message a few days ago. Her words stirred something inside me that I think about often—and then immediately stop thinking about because it depresses me. The...

Marching With My Daughter

We woke up at 6:30, when it was still dark out, an unusually early hour for both of us. While the rest of the family slept, we dressed hurriedly; I shoveled oatmeal in my mouth as I packed our backpack with waters and snacks. Our friends were with us, and we gathered...

Another Tragedy, More Parent Shaming

On New Year’s Eve, a six-year-old boy went missing in Colorado. His body was just identified yesterday; he was found in a nearby pond. This is devastating news. “Every parent’s worst nightmare,” the news stories always say when these things...