we bring our experiences from our first family, or our family of origin into our current family. Everyone does this. It doesn’t have to be seen as a negative as long as we are aware of what we are bringing to the table. Read more about this in a post I wrote for Thee Washington Post blog, On Parenting.
Transitions happen all the time. Schools out. Summer’s here. Vacations, camp, back-to-school, moving, sleep schedules, birthdays, illness. All of these shifts can throw a person off kilter. Trying to get back to center where equanimity reigns can feel like an uphill battle. So many of us instinctively push away our strong feelings because they seem […]
Summer is here and schedules are less rigid. This can be a delight but it can also feel like a heavy load sometimes. It’s easy to feel wistful for the the old, dependable pattern of school, homework, and bedtime. What can we do to let go of those summer struggles?
Becoming a mom can be a huge adjustment. While you are pregnant it is all about taking care of you. But once the baby arrives, the focus immediately shifts and all of a sudden you are spending most of your time taking care of your baby. Work, fun, and leisure time used to be relatively […]