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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Sorry, Not Sorry Teenager’s! The Effects of Too Much Social Media

Our young ones are unable to go into an establishment and ask for help, directions, or to talk to the receptionist when entering a business. The thought of going in to a bank and asking the teller for a cashiers check or into a restaurant to say, “5 people, please” sends many of them into an absolute shake-fest; a frenzy they cannot compute. Stage fright Many develop an unusual phobia if required to have a […]

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“Selfies” the Word of the Year or the “Event” of the Year?

It’s true–“selfies,” a photo taken by oneself of oneself, are all the rage and soon became the 2013 “word of the year.” To a teenager, it’s more than just a word; it’s a lifestyle. If you can find a teenager without a phone in hand taking a “selfie,” then he or she must be sleeping; either that or adjusting makeup and combing hair getting ready to take a selfie! Either way, the “s” word in […]

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