Tag: mental health

Is My Child Suffering from Burnout?

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A few days after a glowing parent-teacher conference about our 10-year-old, maybe the best one we’ve ever had, she came down with a cold....

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...

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...

It Was Supposed to Be Two Weeks

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It was supposed to be two weeks. When I got the text that schools were closing last March, it was supposed to be for two...

Searching for the 25th Hour

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Oftentimes at night, as I lay awake for the last few minutes of my day, I dream about what I would do if I...

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...

My Children Were Formula Fed, and That’s Ok!

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I was (as most first-time moms are) completely confident in all of my plans. I knew...

Toilet Paper Targets

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Raise your hand if you’ve been stressed at all in the last 11 months? Now raise your hand if you’ve ever cried or felt helpless...

Mama, Look in the Mirror

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Mama, I’d like you to do me a favor today. All it needs to take is a single minute. 60 seconds, that’s it. Whenever you choose...