The Memory Box helps kids understand grief as a natural part of life—that where there is loss, there has been love—and that it’s worth the pain every time.Continue reading »
Compassion is kind of like reading or doing cartwheels. You can’t learn it without doing it…and you can’t fake it. Your kids are very intuitive about certain things—like feeling your compassion for them and others.Continue reading »
Compassion is a dangerous feeling. It goes beyond kindness, even beyond love. We don’t always like to face the suffering and pains of the world.Continue reading »
As a parent of three active kids, I spend a lot of time in our minivan. It’s messy, cluttered with straw wrappers and stained with muddy shoe prints and spills. Life happens in that van.
It was a day that started like most of our days. We were strapped into our seatbelts, waiting, waiting and more waiting at the longest stoplight in America. You know the one—it’s just like the tortuous stoplight that is situated between you and your most frequent destination.Continue reading »
Our youngest son says he’s part puppy. He’s said so for many years. In a well-remembered quote from when he was six he said, “I’m half dog and half cat. And half man… I’m a lot of things, actually.” And he is. He’s really hard to categorize.Continue reading »