Michelle Kaye is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and mother of two children. She holds a post-graduate certificate in infant-parent mental health. Michelle lives in Pacifica and works as a Clinical Director at a nonprofit in San Francisco. She recently published a humorous parenting book titled Better Than Good Enough that can be found online at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57565793-better-than-good-enough?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=oHygnAZ8Wb&rank=1.

Lesson Two: Don’t Panic

As the pandemic continues to unfold, I will be spending the next months reflecting on the lessons we have learned in the past year and a half. Lessons such as 1) there is no...

Lesson One: We’re Going To Need a Bigger Band-Aid

“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can...

An Extrovert During a Pandemic

“I’m going to miss not being able to use COVID-19 as an excuse to cancel plans. I have gotten really comfortable being alone.” Over the seventeen months, we have heard this sentiment a lot. The...

The Loss of You

The problem is, I don’t know the shape of this yet. I don’t know how much space it takes up inside of me, how it changes the outline of my body. I see myself...

It Is Both Things

Everyone agrees, when starting a puzzle, you begin with the edges. You separate them into a pile, sort out the colors and put together the outline. But what is the next step? Do you...

To My Shy Daughter

My son Fritz doesn’t worry about much. He’s an easygoing four year old boy. Except when he gets mad or sad and then he cries, or hits someone, before quickly reverting back to his...

Why We Fell in Love with Pacifica

The first year I lived in Pacifica I complained about it nearly every single day. In 2016 our second child was born and our one bedroom rent controlled sunset apartment suddenly seemed way too...

Who We Are

The movie Save Yourselves is an apocalyptic comedy that speaks to our present moment more than anything else I have seen during the pandemic. The movie is about a thirty-something New York couple who...

What We Did This Year

We are nearing the end of a year where every hour felt like an eternity and yet somehow the months flew by. We started 2020, as we start every year, filled with hope and...

The Year of Impossible Choices

This is the year of impossible choices. Absolutely crushing, no-good-options, completely impossible choices. For everyone...but maybe especially parents. Keeping children inside and away from other kids for a few weeks is one thing. What about...
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