The Mis(sed) Communication

Living in southern Mexico where the spoken native languages (Spanish and many indigenous languages are spoken here) are not my native language has created a lot of interesting situations for me. I’ve learned how easy it is, really in any language, to miss communicate. The Fence  Here’s a story to illustrate the basic idea.  My neighbors, who are also my

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Showing Up Imperfectly As A Perfectionist

I’m a perfectionist. I really struggle with the idea of pretty good being good enough- in parenting, in work, even in hobbies. I’m working through some of that, and today I made some connections about how sometimes, showing up imperfectly is actually really important! And sometimes, just showing up is the most courageous act. (Today, my toddler decided to show

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You’re not imagining that things are HARD right now!

Do things that normally seem like no big deal seem really super hard right now? You’re not imagining it, and it’s not just you. Parenting, heck, EXISTING, during a global crisis makes everything harder. Even getting out of bed and putting on pants. Especially getting out of bed and putting on pants. This is the website I mentioned to find

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A Story About Why Your Story Matters

I just got off the live call with Rebecca, and something she said about having space for our own experiences in order to have the space to support our kids really struck me, so I finally did something I’ve been meaning to get around to for awhile now – I recorded a vlog about how important that space and support

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