What’s going on here?

So you may have noticed scenes from the wild looks a bit different. Not a lot of change, just a bit. I’ve added a new menu at the top, switched up the three boxes under the slideshow, a slightly different format…

Here’s the scoop: if you’ve been reading for a while, you know Erik and I ventured into teaching parenting courses last year (mostly thanks to our readers here who encouraged us to share what we know). And while we’ve been successful in some ways: getting to know incredible parents, coaching and teaching, loyal podcast listeners, receiving so many nice emails and messages, etc., in truth, not a lot of people are interested in a parenting course right now.

It’s OK.


I still think our Communication Course is the most powerful parenting tool around. Erik and I learned so much while creating the course and it’s saved us every single day of quarantine. We’re not giving up on the course and we’ll keep the podcast going, but we’re also pretty far in the red. So, we’re looking for ways to scale back both time and money and putting my efforts into one place. And this is the place I love.

You may also know I started a health and weight loss group, Thrive, that somehow, miraculously attracts the most amazing women and leads to so much growth, confidence, happiness and love. So, maybe I can serve parents best right now by helping them take better care of themselves so they can take better care of the people they love, so they can handle whatever comes next.

At the end of last year, I felt so inspired to shut down Thrive and put all my efforts into our parenting course. Seems like a strange kind of revelation right now, but maybe, we just needed to create that course? Maybe it’s OK if it didn’t help anyone but us? Maybe it’s exactly what we needed to handle whatever comes next?

I’ve struggled with juggling all these pursuits, all these websites. I’m still not sure where I will land. But I do know where I belong, where I can write like myself and not like a ‘coach’ or ‘influencer.’ Right here.

So, you shouldn’t notice a lot of changes. I plan on writing the same things I’ve always written, posting the same kinds of photos, the same end of the year lists. I’m just going to be myself. I may be a failure in a business sense, but I am proud of the work I’ve done in my family, proud of how I’ve showed up here.

And if you want to look at our parenting courses or coaching or Thrive, great. If you don’t, great. The beauty of writing here? It’s NEVER a waste of time. My family loves this record of our lives. And let me tell you, I have spent so much time and money in the past two years on pursuits that were a complete waste (I’ll write a post on that soon).

Like I said, I still don’t know what I’m doing. Still not sure what I want to be when I grow up, but I’ll share it all with you right here.


June 16, 2020


1 Comment

  1. Annie

    June 28, 2020

    I’ve been a long time reader of your blog. I love everything you’ve written over the years about your beautiful family. Business’ may come and go but the effort and love you put into your family is eternal. Keep up the good work!

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