I often wonder when I will finally be The Mother that everyone celebrates on Mother’s Day. But at the end of this bittersweet day for so many, I’m still scratching my head about what that means. When I was young, it seemed so simple. I tried to spend the day showing my mother I loved… Read More The Truth About Motherhood
“How do you teach modesty to children?” The question glowed on my computer screen. “… in 50-100 words … I’m creating an expert roundup on Cleo Madison … would love to include your insights … ” An email. An opportunity. But a complicated subject to be sure. Isn’t it funny how “modesty” has become such… Read More Teaching Modesty to Children
I recently had the opportunity to interview with Josh Ochs, founder of SmartSocial.com. Josh is awesome! He is so natural on camera. I am still learning. Haha. If you’d like to hear the audio version, you can also tune in on the Smart Social Podcast on iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/Melody-porn-talk In case you’re interested, here are… Read More Interview: “When and How to Talk to Kids About Pornography” on SmartSocial.com
I had so much fun chatting with Josh Gilman at Strength to Fight. Check out the full interview here: In case you’re interested, here are some links to resources we mentioned in the interview: Petra’s Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure (from Educate and Empower Kids). Join Petra and her dad as they venture… Read More ‘Strength to Fight’ Interview: Creating a Digital Well for Moms
“My dad always taught us when you see a problem, you own it.” It’s a bold statement. But we feel it in our bones. Megan’s words captivate us as her dark eyes pierce through the crowd. We are discussing a heavy topic. Human trafficking. But this is no ordinary group. The women at the front… Read More O.U.R.: A Mosquito in the Tent
Before I developed complications from EDS, I loved to dance. Now mostly I just watch and yearn. For instance last night, when my husband and I happened to catch one of those dance competitions on TV. Beautiful things happen on that stage. People show their souls to the world. Artists are born. But last night,… Read More The Truth About Female Empowerment: 3 Lessons to Help Build Strong Girls
In a recent worldwide broadcast to youth ages 12 to 18, Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, challenged teens to put down their phones and put aside social media in order to focus on living healthy lives and pursuing more spiritual matters. In his address, he specifically asked… Read More A Social Media Fast for Teens?