One Overcast Day

One overcast day, as the sun peeked periodically from behind the clouds, I stood alongside a mother as she watched her daughters Saturday sport. The mother turned from the game, fisted her hands beneath her chin and through smiling but clenched teeth, stated how she...

Relationship Pillars of Empowerment

Spring is in the air. Changes. Growth. New life. New relationships? Or newly nurtured relationships?   What have you planted over recent years in the form of seeds of companionship and commitment? Are you surrounded by fertile gardens that bring joy and happiness to...

The 5 Things Mothers Aren’t Doing that is Sabotaging Their Joy

In my many years as a director in early childhood settings, I have been privileged to build meaningful and trusting relationships with hundreds, if not thousands of mothers. Several years ago, there was a particular week that stood out to me. In 5 days, four mothers –...

The One Question Every Mum Needs to Ask!

As an early childhood teacher and owner of an early learning center, every day provides me with an abundance of opportunities for discussions with mothers. These are some of my favorite parts of my day! I am fortunate to gain insights into other people’s lives,...

The Roots of Intention

When the time comes to put pen to paper, to carve out utterances as I share a collective awareness among mothers, there is an intention that lies beneath. This intention is like the roots of a tree, sprawled deep underground, weaving their way through soil and dirt...

The Soul Stirs

Have you ever felt an unease, a bubbling under the surface of your skin, igniting concern for what it means? Day after day, this feeling lingers within you, making you restless. It’s not a physical unease, rather an emotional rustling of your soul, stirring as it...

What’s The Reward?

What is the reward you’re chasing? Is it financial? Will it come in the form of freedom? Perhaps it will be measured in your children’s successes? There are rewards in all areas of life. Rewards as simple as being lucky enough to be in the right place at the right...

Mother Guilt

A few years ago, Eat Pray Love was all over the media – in cinemas, in the paper, in magazines, on the news – Elizabeth Gilbert made the best sellers list for 182 weeks with her true-life journey through marriage breakdown, travel, self-discovery, and love. Why the...

She Didn’t Ask for That

Do you know someone who is living through a passage of their life they did not ask for? Living with a hardship, grieving the loss of a loved one, battling an illness? She didn’t ask for that.   Do you know someone who is experiencing a stagnation, a staleness, a...