The Middle Cinnamon Roll

Positive, Punishment-Free Parenting Techniques. Be the Parent You Wish You Had.

Defending Divorce

“Stop LOOKING at me!” They were all staring. Expectantly. Every. Last. One of them. My heart was pounding and trying to escape through my head and the only thing I could hear was a high pitched frequency. My dad had his hand on my elbow, encouraging me to take another...

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We Need to Stop Calling Millennials Assholes

Millennials are more educated, more racially diverse, less judgmental, more accepting of their peers and more consumed by debt than any generation in our nation’s history.   I often find myself laughing at "sarcastic," "sardonic" or "scary" mommies, and while I...

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How Walking Improved My Daily Life

Originally published on Thrive Global on December 30, 2016.  My boss is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Before she left for Tanzania, I asked her how she was going to do it. We are almost the same age and she is in amazing shape, but from what I know (and I am her...

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22 Ways My Imperfect Mother is Perfect

"Look at your beautiful mom. She brightens everybody's day with that smile." I was 9 and Kathy was 8 and we were sitting in what passed for the backseat of our blue MG convertible. We watched through the big glass window at 7-eleven as our mother chatted and laughed...

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