So why on earth are school decisions so darn anxiety provoking? From preschool to college and in between, I keep running into people (including me) who are agonizing over finding just the right fit for their offspring. It is rational to tell ourselves that of course he/she can try it for a bit and if […]
Has anyone noticed the overwhelming glut of “hot off the press” information about parenting being lobbed our way? These unsettling messages often contain the latest new study that proves we got it all wrong but there is some hope that we can get it right if we hurry up and read all about it. Why […]
Mothers have a hard time taking care of themselves because they are so busy taking care of everyone else. People talk about the beauty of motherhood, but not about how hard it can be. This is because we live with the myth that motherhood is all sunshine and roses. Despite what we see in the media, being a mom is not always wonderful. It can be hard and messy and unpredictable. The way to cope with the reality of motherhood is to acknowledge our true feelings and to put our own needs into the equation. Read more of an interview I did with Valerie Young of Your Woman in Washington.