June 29, 2017

I couldn't wait to take my daughters (and son) to see Wonder Woman and I finally did last Friday night. At $12.50 a ticket, it was worth...every...cent. I think we all left the cinema feeling like we could accomplish anything! I believe movies depicting women as centra...

January 19, 2017

This is what I did with the kids this past New Years. We wrote what we wanted to say good-bye to from 2016 on paper boats and released them in Lake Pinecrest. Because letting go of what you DON'T want makes space for what you DO want. YOU get to decide what your life w...

November 13, 2016

Our kids have been on fire lately, continually feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Our 7-year old made it to the NFL's Regional Punt, Pass & Kick Tournament, while our 9-year old dominates on the soccer field every weekend. Our littlest one is competing in his first...

March 3, 2016

This past week my son had a playdate at the park with a friend. At one point the friend became unconsolably upset. His mom tried everything to help him, e.g. asking him what's wrong, telling him to shake it off, trying to distract him, etc. etc. But nothing was working...

November 26, 2015

 

I was reminded today that confidence is not about the absence of fear. It's about feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Rock climbing with Elizabeth, she was very nervous and didn't want to go to the top. She did. And when she got down I said "Elizabeth you did it! Yo...

November 21, 2015

 

I've never totally gotten the whole American Girl Doll craze. Until tonight. Nana sent two to my daughters and they arrived about an hour ago. The girls have been playing with them nonstop when my oldest just exclaimed (these are her exact words): "I love my American...

September 9, 2015

 

We took a walk down the road this afternoon to visit Fancy the neighborhood horse and feed him some apples. The owner's daughter previously told us he liked to eat them whole. So my two kids each dropped an apple in his pen. But try as he might Fancy couldn't quite gu...

July 17, 2015

We've started a new module in our workshops called the Glasses Game and I'm finding myself using it alot with my own kids too. It's about perspective and the many ways we see the world. In the game, girls or mother/daughter pairs take turns telling eachother all about...

May 5, 2015

MyGirl Coaching held its first Confidence Workshops last weekend and by all counts they were a total success! My daughter helped me lead the charge and I only hope that participants learned as much as we both did from the experiences. That's not to say everything went...

March 7, 2015

I read a fascinating article in the Boston Globe Magazine last weekend in which Amy Baltzell, who directs the sports psychology graduate program at Boston University, gives advice on how to pep talk your kids. Already finding myself fumbling through these types of conv...

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