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.
Trolls. Wikipedia defines it as "a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses and normalizing tangential discussion, whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.” Broken down to its… Continue reading Troll.
When you become a parent, everyone tells you it goes by fast. I just never realized that kids grow up faster than a trip with Marty McFly in the DeLorean. I woke up this morning with an ache in my heart...my oldest turns 11 today. She's in full-blown tween mode but I couldn't help to… Continue reading Advice for my Tween…