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Sometimes there aren’t enough words to get through something so awful, something so treacherous, that you can’t even begin to wrap your head around it.


Sometimes life is unpredictable, scary, and really, really unfair.


Sometimes innocence is cut short, even though it shouldn’t be.


Sometimes moving forward seems like an impossible task.  Sometimes I wonder what it even means to move forward.


But we have to.  We have to find peace and move forward.


Because the only way to make the world a better place is to just start doing it.


Hug your children like you mean it.  Every chance you get.


Teach empathy early and often.


Help those who fall along the way.  They will thank you for it one day.


Consider the feelings of others before you speak your mind.


Put your family first.  Your children need you the most.


Be the best person that you can be.  Every.  Single.  Day.


And be the person that you want your child to become.  Your actions mean more than your words.


Words usually come easily to me.  Too easily, some might say.  But every once in a while something shocks me to my very core and, in those moments, words seem useless.


Sometimes all you can really do is hold on tight to the ones you love and put your best foot forward every step of the way.


With a heavy heart, I will keep all of the families affected by the Sandy Hook school shooting in my thoughts and prayers this holiday season.  I hope I can count on all of you to do the same.

About Katie

Katie is a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist/Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She has a five year old daughter, three year old son, and a rock and roll husband who makes her life complete. Katie has a parenting advice blog, Practical Parenting, an infertility support blog, Clomid and Cabernet and can be found on Twitter. She also writes for moonfrye.


  1. Well said! VERY well said! ♥

  2. Yes, yes, yes! I know I’m not the most eloquent here but yes! You said it perfectly.

  3. So well said.

  4. Well said and very true! Thank you for sharing this!

  5. Very beautiful and touching. This whole tragedy is just difficult for me to wrap my brain around. It’s so terrible.

  6. Great post and a very good fit for this tragedy.

  7. i’ve been so shaken by this horrible tragedy. like you said there are no words to describe it. I can’t wrap my head around it either. i’ve been hugging and kissing my daughter non stop since it happened. Such a horrible tragedy…. horrible horrible horrible…..

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