After the birth of my first daughter I was blindsided by the reality of motherhood. I had always wanted to become a mother. I thought that with my experience of working with children and families that it would come naturally, that I would take the transition with ease. But my daughter, Olive, had other plans.
“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” Celia Thaxter Did you catch a few creative expressive moments in your summer journey? I hope so! But how can we keep this inspired creativity with us throughout the busy year ahead? For me, when I am feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and overstressed, it is difficult to
“You can’t use up creativity, creative thinking builds on itself and increases the creativity of the thinker… You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou Welcome to summer! I began this three part series on creative expression by introducing you to some of the ways we at the
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day” Summer is upon us. And, we may find ourselves paraphrasing Mary Oliver’s wonderful words: “what is it we plan to do with this one wild and precious summer?” Creativity can help enrich our summers–as
It’s back-to-school time. And, things get busy fast! The desire of your heart is to maintain some quality time with your daughter but so many demands interfere. Plus, your daughter may seem disinterested in those “meaningful conversations.” Perhaps this scenario sounds familiar: You come home from work to find your daughter quietly watching TV. You