Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wisdom for Parents

Blog History

This blog was inspired by talking with my parents about my strong desire to be the best mom I can be and two great books.

My parents' perspective is invaluable because they have "been there, done that." I find their advice to be sage and thoughtful.  I wondered, "What if I interview a bunch of grandparents? How much better a mom could I be?  Would everyone just say 'Enjoy every minute, It goes so fast!' or would there be more to it than that?

There were also two books that encouraged me to cast a wide net in seeking parenting advice. The first book, Stumbling on Happiness, highlights that we are not the best predictors of what might make us happy, or in this case good parents. The second, The Wisdom of Crowds, discusses how large groups can better predict outcomes than individuals.  What would be the key common threads from talking to a lot of grandparents?

About Me

As I write this post, my kids are 1, 3, 5 and 6.  The most popular comment I get when I'm out and about with my kids is, "Wow, you have your hands full."  I do. And I often think to myself, "and my heart."

I love being a Mom.  Yes, it's hard work.  It's actually the hardest job I've ever had; and by far the most rewarding.  Each day I laugh, am in awe, smile, endure tantrums, respond to the statement, "It's not fair," and vow to be the best Mom I can be.  Each night before I go to bed, I peak in, fix blankets, give kisses, and thank god for these beautiful blessings.

In my prior life, I worked in Project Management and Consulting at various companies. I also spent seven great years working in Sales and Marketing for Google. I produced a Vlog and e-newsletter called which doled out recipes and parenting tips.  I have a BA in Psychology from Yale and served on several non-profit boards including Rbabyfoundation and HarlemRBI.  I have been married to my husband, Kevin, for 11 Years. We are currently raising our family in Charlotte, North Carolina.