Music Makes the Parenting Mark

Music Makes the Parenting Mark

This piece originally appeared in the August 2018 ‘Music’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine. When your kids were small you barely needed to do anything beyond breathing to win their adoration. With teenagers, however, it sometimes seems the mere act of breathing itself can...
Curiosity is a Keeper

Curiosity is a Keeper

This piece originally appeared in the July 2018 ‘Curiosity’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine. Young people value play, discovery, and connection – those are the things that are important to all of us when we are little. Do you remember how easy it was to laugh and make...
A Few of the Most Important Things

A Few of the Most Important Things

This piece originally appeared in the June 2018 ‘Bucket List’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine. What are all the things I want to do/see/experience before I die? This is the proverbial bucket list. Making such a list is an opportunity to reflect on what would feel...
It Really Does Take a Village

It Really Does Take a Village

This piece originally appeared in the May 2018 ‘Community’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine. When your kid is a teenager, you don’t see as much of them as you used to. More and more they have a life of their own and you are less connected to their school activities, their...
Resilience

Resilience

This piece originally appeared in the April 2018 ‘Green’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine. It’s important to think about sustainability and resilience for both the world outside and the world within us. Resilience is a key area of exploration when it comes to teenagers...