I looked through stacks of old photo albums before we moved and I discovered something. I used to be skinnier. Also, I was so cute! What strikes me as I look through old photo albums is that I never felt cute or felt skinny at the time. I was always dissatisfied and wished I could change any number of things about the way I looked.
If I could go back and tell the younger me one thing, I would give myself permission to feel joyful in my skin. I wasted so much time (more…)
Our family relocated to Switzerland this summer, and I worried about the impact of our move on our children. Specifically, we decided to enroll them in the local Swiss public school. My oldest child would start first grade (3P in Switzerland), and my middle child would begin kindergarten (2P).
All of my children are resilient, flexible, persistent, and compassionate. Still, each of their personalities left me wondering about the ease or difficulty of transitioning to school.
I was most worried about my oldest. (more…)