Journaling: A Metaphor for Holding & Accepting

Journaling: A Metaphor for Holding & Accepting

One of the first things I did last week when I arrived early for a yoga retreat was open my laptop and log in to a prose poetry class. I didn’t want to miss the prompts and subsequent delight in something new as it appeared on the page before me. I don’t...
Play Therapy: Paper Chain Mood Rings

Play Therapy: Paper Chain Mood Rings

When my husband deployed to Afghanistan a couple of years ago, we had a rough idea of how long he would be gone. I made a chain of 220 paper rings. At the end of each day, my four boys and I broke one of the paper rings off. This helped my younger children visualize...
Learning from Home/Parenting During a Crisis

Learning from Home/Parenting During a Crisis

I am not homeschooling my children. I am schooling them from home. Not only that, but I am also getting my children through the first crisis in their lives, a global crisis. I am a mother first. My children are human beings first. I am balancing getting them through...
Talking to Children about Feelings amid Coronavirus

Talking to Children about Feelings amid Coronavirus

Follow a mother and her 6-year-old son as they explore their emotions amid the coronavirus outbreak. This is a fictional story based on my experiences with my son. He usually explores his feelings at night after I read to him. Lately, he has been exploring feelings of...

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