The capacity to be moved

I’m sorry, friends, I’ve not been writing. In all honesty, when I get a few moments to myself, all I can do is art. Above is a triptych inspiration board I am making using the left over scraps from other projects adhered to a cardboard box that arrived from Amazon with something or other we … Read more

The Spiritual Lives of Children

Welcome to the Parents’ Way Podcast, where we invite you to a conversation about progressive politics, spirituality and parenting. We spoke out about the spiritual lives of children this week. Here are some of the topics we raised. For our children, every part of life is spirited and animated. Everything comes alive by the same … Read more

Parenting Through Stuck Spots

Every parent has them. In fact, every *person* has them: Stuck spots.  You know, those difficult things that, try as you might, they just don’t get better…? The spot might be reducing your weight, improving your finances, or some tricky thing about your health. Or maybe it’s related to parenting: perhaps it’s the bedtime struggle … Read more

Prayer for Progressive Thinkers

In the (majority white) progressive circles in which I live and parent, “prayer” is not often discussed. It almost seems to me like it could be a bad word among white progressives. Or at least an embarrassing word. It sounds so, so… irrational. So coercive, even. Some people certainly have used prayer in some stupid … Read more

What is your subtext saying?

I studied to be an actor years and years ago. One director I worked with had us actors go through the script and pencil in the subtext underneath our spoken words. Sometimes when a scene wasn’t working, she would ask an actor, “What’s your subtext here?” And when she tweaked the subtext, the scene would begin … Read more

Families under Threat

Welcome to the Parents’ Way Podcast, where we invite you to a conversation about progressive politics, spirituality and parenting. In this episode we want to lift up the families that we know who are feeling very threatened by the current political climate. We lift up several stories and speak out against those who think that … Read more