In a nutshell, I am not a fan of today's lifestyle of paying strangers to raise our children while we work long hours, yet barely keep our heads above water. Our maternal bonds are diminished as we become the strangers in our child's eyes. That way of life not only fails to meet our children's most basic needs, but it puts us farther away from our pursuit of happiness.

My experiences led me to write a book, "The Love and Joy of Childhood" because I believe we as moms, hold more power than we may realize. We have the unique ability to remake the world into one we actually want for our children. It may look like we're just changing diapers, but in reality we are changing the world.

About me: As a kid, I believed I had long fingers because I played the piano too much. In school I studied art, but ended up with degrees in psychology and law. My greatest education and joy comes from being a mom. I live with my family in the south, where we enjoy the plentiful BBQ and massive lack of snow.

“I’m a frog! Baa baa, black sheep,
have you any wool?
No flowers can get me!
I am monster. I hide under bushes.
I have paper towels.
I keep chickens in the house.
I improve them.”

Stream of thought
from a two-year-old

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

~Albert Einstein