A few days ago I was meeting with one of my mentors, Dr. Amy Frew, who I lovingly refer to as the metaphor genius. She has the ability to turn the smallest item or the biggest flop into some sort of profound idea. A few days ago we were meeting and she introduced me to an intervention that included ice. Sitting at a table Amy instructed me to begin building a tower out of ice cubes she had just popped out of the freezer. I knew it was not going to work, but anxious to lear
This is truly one of my favorite times of the year. The magic of the season, the lights, the gifts, the decorations, the food, the parties. Ah the parties! Which of course include conversations that inevitably lead to questions about your personal life. Questions asked with no mal-intent, but can leave party goers with a dose of anxiety, sadness and sometimes even shame. We live in a world of categories. Single, married, mother, father. Our personal development is even br
The pressure for parents to be "perfect" is so great that we often feel forced to stop our kids from being kids. Messy, silly, goofy, playful are all words that our kids are meant to experience. PERFECT is a curse word thrown onto families through the societal window we all know as social media. (Pause for the screams coming through my social media window) "Yeah ok Jenny, you come and clean up my dining room table after I've let them paint and play doh and glue and glitter!!!