Parenting-whisperer Erica Cruz asked myself and two other amazing mothers to participate in a podcast about becoming a mother. Again. Again? Yes. Just because you've been to the rodeo before doesn't mean you remember how to ride the bull!

Erica is the Founder and Director of Homeschool Garden, an amazing center for infants and young children. Erica offers 20 plus years of knowledge and experience as well as daycare, workshops for parents and classes for infants. She is like my swiss-army knife. An encyclopedia of knowledge, warmth and support. 


Erica’s mission is to keep families grounded and cultivate optimistic parenting. Her real life experiences draw from diverse settings with groups of children from infancy through adolescence: in a preschool setting, a family day care setting, a resident camp, as a nanny, and as a mother who homeschooled her own children. During that time she became a certified RIE ™ Instructor, trained in Waldorf, and most recently she spoke at Herstory 2014 to more than 125 women and parents. Erica is dedicated to providing an environment where children and families can thrive and grow together with a foundation of mutual respect.

In episode 2 new parents again Brooke Christopher, Dorian Mains and myself join Erica to share our new children, our new family dynamics, and our 3 desires for our families. Each share, lends to the other as we all lean in with our experience, vulnerability and deep hearted thoughts. Listen in HERE and get a sense of our community. 

soul with structure

Danielle LaPorte's 2017 Desire Map Planner collection is out and into the world. I say this every year: I love my day planner. I’m love using this planner system.

Blessed with a F U L L life - an energetic toddler, a house remodel, a budding career and a baby expected in early December, I've learned to surrender to living life out of balance. We live in a culture that promotes balance - which I get. But the more I strived for balance, the more irritated I was. I found surrendering to an out-of-balance mentality served me with so much grace. 

The planner offers me organization and design that works for super practical to the soulful moments that make up my schedule. I incorporates my soul and my to-do list; my gratitude and my goals; my deepest desires with my day-to-day.

How I plan my day is how I plan my life - with soul and structure.