The Truth Is..You’ll Never Be The Same

The Truth Is..You’ll Never Be The Same

This process will change you, but not in the way you imagine. Today, you are stretched thin. You are challenged by every problem, scrutinizing it to find what piece is yours to fix. Where can you lend a hand? How can you help this train get back on track? You wonder...
When Helping Isn’t Helping

When Helping Isn’t Helping

Would you like to know one of my biggest struggles as a parent? Here it is.   When I sense a roadblock ahead for my child, my default reaction is to start constructing a detour. Without even realizing it, I begin to figure out how my child can best navigate the...
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 Canโ€™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 โ€œThank You.โ€ We feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to sit with someone who understands what we are going...
Same Team ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Same Team ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

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...
At Last. The Truth About Strength ๐Ÿ’™

At Last. The Truth About Strength ๐Ÿ’™

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.ย  When I found out my...
The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay โš“

The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay โš“

“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...
Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Martin Luther King Jr said, โ€œWhatever 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.โ€ ย  One of the valuable lessons I learned from having a child in...
“Don’t Tell Dad”

“Don’t Tell Dad”

Have you ever heard those words? Whether the words came from your child or you, it’s a sure-fire sign that you are headed down the wrong path. I don’t say that in judgment. I say it because I’ve been on that path more times than I care to recall, and...