To the Mama Feeling Like She Can’t Get it Right

To the Mama Feeling Like She Can’t Get it Right

To the Mama Who Feels Like She Just Can’t Seem to Get it Right, I see you. I put so much time and effort into trying to respond appropriately to the situations life seems to hurl at me like a fastball. Yet, even with all that effort, I continue to find myself sitting...

4 Barriers To Breaking Free

4 Barriers To Breaking Free

Dear Friend, Two things are almost always said within the first 5 minutes of a meeting with a mom whose child is facing criminal charges. The first is “Thank You.” We feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to sit with someone who understands what we are going...

Same Team 👈

Same Team 👈

I'm going to describe a scene to you, and if you've ever been to a child's basketball game, you'll know right away what I'm talking about. During a youth basketball game, the kids are always very aware of the score, and these little people on the court can get pretty...

At Last. The Truth About Strength 💙

At Last. The Truth About Strength 💙

We all have different interpretations of what it means to be strong during a crisis. But, so often, when we find ourselves in the thick of it, our perception of what we should or shouldn't reasonably be able to handle can be a little off.  When I found out my child...

The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay ⚓

The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay ⚓

"Looking back on it now, was there anything I did at the time that you think was either helpful or harmful in getting you through the challenges you faced after your arrest?" That's the question I asked my child as I prepared to record Episode 6 of Unyielding. The...

Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Martin Luther King Jr said, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”   One of the valuable lessons I learned from having a child in...