When Other Mother’s Stink

We’ve got to have an honest discussion here about what a mothers’ role is; to nurture, protect, guide and love their children. Seems easy enough and I can come up with a few examples why these are the most important traits a mother should possess. But, NOT. SO. FAST! There are additional traits that some lovely women seem to be born with, or at least have developed over the years. Oh please, you know the […]

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Mother’s Just Want to Teach Their Kids Something–Anything!

It’s amazing how many teenagers I meet seem to know more than everyone else I know combined. In fact, these young adults know everything–And. I. Mean. Everything! Take technology and social media for example; teenagers will be able to tell you every “app” which exists today, and if that’s still not enough, they will tell you how to “spy dial,” make an anonymous crank call, or log into a site for instant coupon savings. Impressive. Millennials today […]

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5 Unforgivable Sins Parents Make While Oversharing on Social Media

The day started out as it always did: coffee, email, phone messages, a quick Facebook scan…and then…what the heck? Staring at me, even before my coffee became cold, was post after post, and photo after photo, of sick, bloodied, and crying kids. The first was a blood-soaked bandage showing the actual lump removed from some childs’ head! I could have gone the rest of my life and would have been fine not seeing that. It is […]

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I’m Working On It, Mom!

A few years ago, after the first of many, “dramatic” conversations with my only daughter, I posted the timeline-chart (see below) on teenage attitudes. Unbeknownst to me at the time, there would be more challenges than I ever could have imagined. Some so incredibly unsettling it is hard to understand how I am even here right now. But I am. I’m humbled and blessed that I have had so many opportunities while raising my children. Although, […]

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3 Common Misconceptions About Teacher Appreciation Week

This week marks the annual “gift fest” for teachers throughout the country. Now, if that sentence sounds a bit cynical, it is not meant to be. On the contrary; I love teachers and everything they have to offer. What I don’t love, is that parents and the Parent Teacher Student Organizations (PTSO) wait until this very week, when the school year is about to be finished, to “honor” this group of men and women who […]

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