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How I’m Doing It: Practicing Healthy Living to Enjoy the Gifts of Parenthood

How I’m Doing It: Practicing Healthy Living to Enjoy the Gifts of Parenthood

The following post first appeared in the How I’m Doing It blog for Experience Life magazine. Read my original April 2014 magazine article here, in the How I’m Doing It column. My How I’m Doing It article and series of blogs and podcast focus on the trifecta themes of celebrating health as a pregnant and new mom, approaches to raising healthy children, and refocusing … Continue reading

Maxed Out in America: Can We Help Mom?

Maxed Out in America: Can We Help Mom?

Could our American culture maxing out us Moms? (And Dads?) Yup. It certainly is. And support for this stance can be found full throttle in the book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink. As a testament to the rising fever pitch of modern day challenges in raising children, Maxed Out joins the good company … Continue reading

A Quiet Time

A Quiet Time

Winter is often a time of quiet. One of mental introspection. One of physical turning inwards. One of planning for the year to come. Nature – flora and fauna – use this time to regenerate, to renew, and to set the intention for the seasons to come. It’s been a quiet time for myself and … Continue reading

$15 Million and a Government for the People

$15 Million and a Government for the People

On September 30, 2002, my grandmother died and I was spending $15 million. I was newly on the job at the US Department of Education, fresh from graduate school. I bee-lined it for this federal agency, on a fellowship, because I believed I could make the most change for children at this highest level of government. Upon … Continue reading