Resiliency: "Our ability to bounce back, or our ability to overcome challenges. Resiliency is a powerful buffer to life stressors, mental health problems, and crises." But how does one build resiliency? Are you just born with it? Or are there ways...
I started writing to my first son following his birth, while he was in intensive care. At that time, every doctor we worked with was uncertain of his future. It was unclear if he would ever walk, talk, eat,...
I reached for my phone again and started scrolling through my Facebook feed, then Instagram, then Snapchat and forgot why I picked it up in the first place. Oh shoot! I was going to check the school lunch menu. I...
I think I’m having issues with my kids getting older. It may be because my oldest started jr. high this year. Or because I have a new niece that I have been getting to snuggle with lately. The contrast between...
Every year is full of challenges and celebrations and 2019 is no different. Before we start 2020--a new decade!--we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the highlights of 2019. Our vision is to create a space for Des...
Math sometimes gets a bad reputation because as we are sitting in school, learning about exponents and coordinate grids we wonder, “When am I EVER going to use this?” While not everything I learned in math class is relevant to...
This post is part 1 of 7 in the series Sugar and Spice & Everything Daughters. I had muddy feet, constantly. I chased rabbits and danced around in the gutter. Sitting still, sipping tea, and brushing Barbie’s hair were never on...
"Just keep counting," my husband said as he rolled over and fell back asleep. It was early in the morning, before the sun. I was having contractions, counting them, timing them. I had a false alarm just a week ago...
Unless you have been living under a rock, you most likely have heard of the movie Encanto. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a movie about the Madrigal family that lives in Colombia. The story follows the...
School is back in session, and we are settling into new routines. It's been all fun games of learning names and all the school rules, but soon, kids will have a few pieces of homework trickling home. Middle schoolers...

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