Parenting the iGeneration

I have been thinking lately about how different the world is now from when I was a child.  What’s it like to grow up in a world where you have never experienced life without a smartphone? Or social media?   Will my children have an understanding of privacy? Of boundaries? What’s Continue Reading

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Thank You, Brave Women

Whether Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative – I have to believe whatever side you lean toward – you can agree with this. Assault of any form is not okay. In our core, as humans, we know this to be true. Or at least, I surely hope so. This isn’t Continue Reading

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We Will Never Forget

Yesterday, my oldest asked me if I remembered where I was when I heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center. She said a teacher had told her there are moments in history when most people can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they Continue Reading

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When Your Nose Ring Goes Down the Drain (and Other Mishaps)

Last week was not the best week for me. For starters, I dropped my nose ring down the drain. Not a super big deal. It was more of an inconvenience than anything. Thankfully, I had a backup hoop that did the trick for a couple of days (and made me Continue Reading

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When the Morning Turns F-Bomb – Disney Style

Have you ever had a moment when you are slightly (or fully) ashamed of how you reacted to something? A moment when you look back at the wellspring of reactions you could have chosen from and think, “Really? That was my choice response?” I have had that happen. More times Continue Reading

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When Fear Takes Hold

Some people are afraid of bees. Others, of sharks. Some, of flying. Abandonment. Rejection. Loneliness. Growing old. Failure. Change. Heights. Losing a loved one. Sickness. Death. The list is long, exhausting – and varies from person to person. For some, the fear is like a siren that stops them in Continue Reading

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Imperfection and Half-Eaten Birthday Cake

Sometimes it feels like too much. There is a constant list of to-dos running through my head. Items that need checked off. One. By. One. For example: The girls need new eyeglasses. That prescription has been in my wallet for a couple of months. I hope it’s still there. I’m Continue Reading

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In the Face of Tragedy

I had a plan. My plan was to share a fantastic cookie recipe on my page today. I sat down to write and couldn’t find the words. One of the ways I process and deal with things is through writing. Before the days of internet and blogging and typing out Continue Reading

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Summer’s End: A Season of Change

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when I look at the calendar and realize summer is dwindling down to the final days. The countdown to back-to-school has begun and with it comes the inevitable question, “Where has the summer gone?” The start of summer is filled Continue Reading

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What Was I Thinking?

A few weeks ago, I signed up to help tend the courtyard at my daughter’s school. Through an inspiring class project called Seeds of Change, my daughter’s triad transformed a sad looking courtyard into something beautiful and magnificient. With the guidance and encouragement of their teachers, the children saw something Continue Reading

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