This was me yesterday. There I am in an extreme close-up...holed up in a public restroom. Why? It was either that or let my temper and "choice" words get the best of me. This is called growth 😉 So I went to count to 10 in order to find my zen. Long story short, a… Continue reading Count to 10…
I have a new mantra that I will repeat to myself every day this summer: "Just wing it. It's all good, mama." I don't know about you, but every year at this exact time, I try morph into a combo of Perfect Polly & Carol Brady to plan the "PERFECT SUMMER FOR KIDS." I'll shamefully… Continue reading Just wing it.
A friend of mine in her early 30s found her first signs of crows feet. By her reaction I didn’t know if she needed talked off the ledge or a bottle of wine. She jokingly asked me, “Is it all downhill from here?” When it comes to fine lines and gravity…yes. Yes it is 😉… Continue reading After 40…
At what point are we going to actually do something to protect our children? I remember the day, time and where I was when Columbine happened. The images of all of those children running from their high school or scaling walls to get out will be etched in my mind forever. That school shooting was… Continue reading We need action
There is nothing more uncomfortable than hearing your child has been the "mean kid." Trust me, I've been there. But can we take off the rose-colored glasses and remove the blinders for a second because there are kids who are screaming for help. A few days ago, I spoke to about 250 sixth-grade girls from around the… Continue reading Motherhood bat signal?
The picture was perfect. Our four little blessings, all dressed in their Easter best, with their infectious smiles beaming right at the camera. I posted it on social media and was quickly showered with such nice comments: "What a good-looking group! You're so blessed! They're the sweetest!" An old college friend even messaged me, asking:… Continue reading Perfectly, (im)perfect
"You cannot raise your children the way your parents raised you. Because your parents raised you for a world that no longer exists." I posted that on social media and I was immediately hit with emails suggesting that I was "dead wrong." It's true...our values we should be teaching our children haven't changed. Things like… Continue reading It’s not 1985.