alternative fathers

A Village of Fathers

I have a life coach. As a career & life coach, it behooves me to be coached, to practice what I preach. My coach was a set up, and as a result, a coach was chosen for me that is probably unlike a coach I would have chosen for myself. He is a Black Christian man living […]

People Are Like Goldfish

My family and I went to a festival recently, and they had one of those games where participants can win goldfish. Of course this the prize both of my 3-year-olds wanted. And, after carrying those fish around for 2 hours, carelessly tossed to the side when a kid was eating pizza, swimming away from the claws of a 3-year-old […]

parent coach

Days Between School and Summer

The days between school ending and summer beginning; what are they called again? It’s not an official holiday…but parents definitely need to find child care. There are wonky half days, field days, fun days, picnics and ceremonies, ah, those early dismissals and auditorium events usually called for some time between 11AM and 2PM. It’s not […]

Can’ts and Shoulds

I was taking a fast-paced walk the other day, and came to an intersection manned by a crossing guard. The light was red and the crossing guard was across the street. No cars coming in either direction, and so I began to cross. A sharp whistle came from you know who followed by, “You can’t cross now!” I […]

Doing the Girl Thing

I have two impressive clients, one a lawyer and one a doctor. They are highly accomplished in their fields. On the same day, each separately asked me the same question at one point during the session: “Am I doing the girl thing?” And I knew exactly what they meant. But, being a coach, my job is […]

Recent Posts

Topics

Sign up For My Newsletter