Bracing yourself for a break with your children over the next few days? Check out three secrets from a teacher and mama that just might help you get through the next several days unscathed.Read More
Last night, I scrolled through the few thousand Instagram posts on my account looking for pictures of my sweet boy Luke with his first kitty, Tico. Tico was a gift for Luke’s third birthday, and he was with us for about six years. One day, he asked to go outside like he always did but…Read More
I don’t know about you, but around 4pm on Sundays, I start a brief period of mourning. I can feel the weekend coming to a close, and I’m bracing myself for the week ahead… teaching lessons that take every bit of my energy, wading through difficult situations with students and their parents, balancing work and…Read More
“While the path you’re on might not be clear right now, there is so much more life and love in front of you. One step in front of the other, I’m sure you’ll find your way. And women like me who have walked this same road are standing on the sidelines cheering you on.”Read More
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
While teachers are known for their devotion and grit, it can come at a cost. Boundaries are important for everyone, teachers included.Read More
Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.
This week, we hear from a brave reader who, without asking any questions in black and white, is asking the biggest question of them all: is my life worth living?Read More
Holidays and boundaries usually don’t mix (without a good deal of effort). This week, we hear from a mama who wants to make the holidays less about stress and more about peace and belonging.Read More
A local church in my town started a practice years ago called “Going Public” where people share their stories of brokenness and failure and rescue before they are baptized. No matter how you feel about religion or religious traditions, I think we can all get on board with the idea that owning our experiences and sharing them with others is a helpful practice.Read More
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
Finding peace during the busyness of the holiday season.Read More
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
Co-parenting is tough. This week, we hear from a reader whose ex-spouse disparages her to their children. Speaking from her own experience, Birdie advises this heart-broken and fed up mama.Read More
Let these experiences break you wide open. I know that it feels like death at times. And it is. It’s the death of who you were as your newer, wiser, braver self emerges.Read More