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The Place I Come From When I talk about “Grit & Grace”

I can’t go on that stage and talk about authenticity and courage when I don't feel authentic or brave. I just physically cannot do it. I’m not here so my business self can talk to their business selves. I’m here [...]

Fail Often, Fail Brilliantly. Fail Forward.

Failure is not just acceptable but necessary for growth.   Yet many of us, who are currently parenting our beautiful children, have been conditioned to flee from failure, to avoid it at all costs.  We avoid failure because, in the words [...]

Blast Off Into 2021 with a Family Vision Board

By now, you know there’s no magic wand that helps you and your family break all your bad habits. Instead, it takes knowing where you are, where you want to go, lots of practice, and a great support team. And [...]

We Are Made to Learn

When our kiddos were figuring out how to walk, we let them figure it out. We supported the effort and comforted the fall. We honored their pace, their style, their disposition because we had faith in the process. We knew that, ultimately as able-bodied children, they would walk.

Rest Up and Get Ready

It’s here. We’ve made it to winter break! After working through ALL of the learning options this fall (classroom, hybrid and distance) I know so many families, including my own, who are looking forward to taking a few well-earned days off from school...

The Simple Act of Paying Attention – Part 2

Last week, after sharing the painful realization that my son cannot pay meaningful attention during his online Physics X class, I promised to follow up with some tips for simple ways we help our kids practice paying attention.  In their [...]

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