Fifty Days After Harvey

–I am changed. My neighborhood is changed. My life is changed. Our routine, our memories, our space is forever altered. I don’t doubt…

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Angels All Around Us

Growing up, if we couldn’t find something and we KNEW we had put it in its place, my mom would tell us that…

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Cold Food, Warm Soul

Starving, I finally sat at the dinner table with the three kids. My husband not home from work yet. My sleepy 18-month-old nursing….

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How we can help our kids

–Whether your child has Selective Mutism or not, the likelihood that he or she will experience some form of anxiety in her childhood…

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My Daughter’s Voice

–My daughter raised her hand in school and answered a question. This had never happened before in three years of school. When her…

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Why I need Religion

–Between diaper changes and building legos, I’ve tried to explore questions about religion: how did it begin? is it necessary? where would the…

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Letter to my Daughter

–Dear Y, If you are reading this, it’s because you’ve had a baby. There are so many emotions from the moment you see your baby…

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From 2 to 3 Kids

A windy day brought us together in Acapulco Bay,  19 years ago. My husband of 17 years and I joke that having our…

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What do I want to teach them?

We are constantly asking our kids to choose. Chocolate or vanilla? Hulk or Superman? Elsa or Ana? Does making them choose one lead…

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