Lydia joined Parenting Journey in 2016, bringing 30 years of non-profit human services experience with her. With an MSW from Rutgers University, she has worked in child welfare, family services, homeless services, and domestic and sexual violence in New Jersey, New York, Arizona and now Massachusetts. After two decades of program development and management, Lydia blended that knowledge with her love of writing to work on the fundraising side of non-profit management. Though she started off as the Development Manager here, her passion for the work of Parenting Journey led her back to the program operations where she has held various roles.

In addition to her work at Parenting Journey, Lydia channels her belief that humans are more alike than different through the mediation of strengths focused family matters (including divorce) and leading workshops on listening through our differences.

In her spare time, Lydia might be found concocting up a new vegetarian meal with her partner, planning another venture south of the equator, or participating in something as silly as the Insane Inflatable Race.

Get to know the Parenting Journey Team:

What’s your favorite treat?

Cookie Dough Ice Cream, preferably JP Licks

What does self care look like to you?

I have a brightly colored sign I created over my workspace that says “Honor Myself”. A reminder to check in with myself before I commit to more work, answer loaded questions or am tempted to react rather than respond.