New Year's Eve and Traditions
    December 31, 2011
    New Year’s Eve and the Value of Tradition in Parenting

    I wish I was the kind of parent that provided nap time at exactly the same time every day; that had a sit down dinner with the whole family every night; that had everything organized every day in a ne…

    The Magic of Trees All Season Long
    December 15, 2011
    The Magic of Trees All Season Long

    I believe trees have magical healing power. If you’ve ever read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, you know what I mean. If you have fond memories of sitting in a tree fort as a child, or climbing…

    On Being An EcoMom®
    August 20, 2010
    On Being An EcoMom®

    Growing up in my family, most dinners began with the Lakota prayer,  “Aho. Mitakuye Oyasin,” which translates roughly as “To all my relations.” It is an expression of gratitude, and a reminde…

    What pitfalls could others avoid?
    August 19, 2010
    What pitfalls could others avoid? What advice would you give other moms who are considering starting their own businesses?

    In Arianna Huffington’s book, On Becoming Fearless , she reminds us of the importance of sleep. I wish someone had read me that chapter. As a woman and Mompreneur, I find sleep is often the first th…

    Got principles?
    August 18, 2010
    Got principles?

    Moms are cool. My mom is a pediatric nurse. One day she saved the life of a little girl named Kyleigh. Kyleigh’s mom is Heidi Kuhn, founder of Roots of Peace, a non governmental organization recentl…

    The Baby Is Born: Birthing An Idea to Fruition
    August 17, 2010
    The Baby Is Born: Birthing An Idea to Fruition

    Ok, I admit it. I’m a bit of a Type A. It’s not that I feel compelled toward great accomplishment, or that I can’t sit on the couch enjoying brownies (organic!), a trashy magazine (recycled out …

    Fine Line between Insanity and Vision
    August 16, 2010
    Fine Line between Insanity and Vision

    In almost every interview I’ve given since co-founding EcoMom®, I am asked how I got the idea. I answer that it came to me in the summer of 2006 on a mountaintop above my home, just North of San Fr…