“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Melody Beattie Some days it’s easy to fixate on the things that we may lack: disappointments mount, frustration builds, expectations go unmet, and our hearts are restless for reassurance that never seems to come. Comparison is a thief that robs us of the joy of our present, […]

Motherhood, Parenting

August 14, 2020

Choosing Gratitude

Baby Holds Lemon with Mother
A little girl is embracing her doll, who is dark skinned. Photo taken by Tiffany Chi Photography.


Me: Baby, do you notice any differences when you look at your friends? Aimee: Hmm . . . No, I don’t think so. (At this point I’m thinking I have to put this in a context that she would understand.  So, Disney Princesses, it is.) Me: Okay, how about Elsa?  Do you notice any differences […]


June 10, 2020

A Conversation With My Daughter About Racism