Tag: life lessons

I Am so Thankful: An Appreciation Letter

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In a year with many new challenges and difficulties, I want to take the time to write a letter of appreciation to those who...

A Blast From the Past

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I wish I could be magically transported to my childhood and adolescent years, for these were the years where I was carefree and had...

We Didn’t Lose a Year

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“We didn’t lose a year. We just redirected it.” These words from my daughter's preschool director really resonated with me. I’ve been struggling this year...

Magnifying Our Sight, Brightening Our Light

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Inspired by Amanda Gorman A few years ago, I searched for new poems to share with my high school students to kick off National Poetry...

The Tradition of Passover That I Grew to Learn

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The anxiety I felt was comparable to walking into a college classroom three minutes late. The moment you notice your professor and other students’...

5 Positive Changes for Our Family

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2020 was a year that changed everything. As we faced a world where almost nothing felt the same anymore, we reevaluated what was important...

Positive Parenting: Don’t Water The Weeds

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Don't water the weeds. When I heard a parenting expert that I follow on Instagram (@simplyonpurpose) suggest this as a strategy for ending unwanted behavior...

One Isn’t the Loneliest Number: Why I’m “One and Done”

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I remember the day I had my daughter like it was yesterday. The simultaneous feeling of having been hit by a truck and the...

One Sunrise At a Time

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March 6, 2020: I was standing in an airline terminal watching the sun rise over Queens, NY. Throngs of people surrounded me. Women dressed...

When You Are at a Crossroads With Your Career

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From as early as I can remember, I wanted to be a teacher. I recall my second grade teacher, who I admired, asking what...