Developing a Child’s Sense of Worthiness

By |April 10th, 2016|

Have you ever received a gift so profound, so meaningful, and so supportive? One where the first response is speechless?  Then you struggle for words and the next formed thought is, “I’m not worthy.”

Maybe it is the gift of someone’s time and presence.  Maybe it is a gift of wisdom or kindness.  Maybe it is […]

Six Books Changing My Life

By |March 28th, 2016|

What changes your life?  If you want to change your life, how do you do it? I find I constantly need to be renewed to continue forward in my sacred work with children.

For me, renewal often comes in the magic of a book!  You see, I soak them up.  I don’t just read a book, I […]

The Courage to Rest

By |March 13th, 2016|

My most cherished things are helping children thrive, the moments you spend with me, staying focused on what matters most, authentic relationships, and our family of five.  If these are my most cherished things, it’s important to me to gather what is scattered in my own mind and renew my heart for the days ahead. […]

How Trump Signals Big Changes Ahead

By |February 21st, 2016|

My son, at 19 years old, is captivated by politics.  He primarily follows Canadian and US national politics, so based on the cycle, he cajoled us into watching the South Carolina primary coverage yesterday, including Donald Trump’s speech.

The GOP race is surprising and disturbing on some level, but that analyses is a different blog. What […]

Grace of Great Things

By |January 31st, 2016|

Learn Forward sits at the intersection of what parents and teachers both need to help children thrive: nourishment.  We are bringing up the next generation.  We must be nourished by the learning inherent in our journey. The learning sits at the centre of our table.

This week was a knock-me-down and drag-me-out week.  By the time I […]

Teaching, A Work of the Heart

By |January 17th, 2016|

The Learn Forward book has this dedication, “To all the courageous parents and educators I’ve met over the years who have doubted their sacred work and wondered whether they are doing a good job. This book is for you.”

The vision of Learn Forward is to nourish the sacred work of teachers and parents, ultimately helping […]

Bookends for Gathering

By |January 3rd, 2016|

Our return to school is on our minds.  Creating beautiful spaces is our work together. Together, we create beautiful spaces.  Learn Forward calls it the Table of Learning.  There is a place for each parent, teacher, and child.  There are places for community members, leaders, and specialists.  There is a place for anyone who wants […]

The Simplicity of the Season

By |December 13th, 2015|

It’s Christmas time.  In the middle of the night, I was laying awake thinking about how to support the students at my school to remain calm and grounded this week.  I was thinking about how to support the teachers too.  Children need our support on a week like this…

In some ways, it is complex.  Parker […]

Cultivating Connection ~ Webinar

By |December 11th, 2015|

Please register for
Cultivating Connection with Your Child this Christmas on
Dec 16, 2015 4:00 PM PST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6000061712155159809

I am hosting our first ever Learn Forward webinar on December 16 from 4-4:30pm PST to gather like-minded parents for a conversation about what matters most to us over the holidays. What does ‘thriving’ look like?

In the workshop, I will […]

One Simple Message for Every Child

By |December 6th, 2015|

I sat across from a dedicated and experienced educator at a dinner party this weekend.  Over salad and sushi he smiled at our little one, watching her dance through the aisle and lamented, “O! How I miss those days. The days of no worry, only dancing.”  Our almost grown and sophisticated daughters sat far out of reach […]