Reading Leads to Seeing the World in New Ways

Reading with your child is a seed you plant again and again. One of the most fascinating things about watching a young mind develop is seeing how one thing leads to another, how seeds are planted and how they grow … Continue reading

Losing Myself in Motherhood

There I was in the baby aisle, looking at baby food, formula, baby cereal and, well, everything else in the aisle. What am I here for again? Another time, there I was in the bathroom looking at my tired puffy … Continue reading

Sustaining Mommy Confidence

Over the years, my confidence as a mother has run the gamut from “I am the best mom ever” to “oh no, I am the worst mom ever” to “okay, Rachel, get a grip, you got this.” I wonder how … Continue reading

Road Warrior Family

Ian fell into the life of a road warrior rather easily. When Ian was born, I was commuting every weekend from our home east of Sacramento to Los Angeles to host a weekly radio show. The trip was a 6-hour … Continue reading

Put Numeracy in Your Cooking Mix