Around the world, schools, parents, and communities are celebrating #SaferInternetDay. And in my little neck of the woods, I’ve been wondering how I can best contribute to the cause. “This year’s theme, ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you,’ is a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in… Read More Drum roll please… Announcing Media Savvy Mamas!
While spot-checking my children’s devices, I’ve found several back doors and secret sides to the kid apps we think are safe. This post includes some lessons I learned along the way, along with tips to fight back. Remember … although I might use a specific app as an example, simply banning that app might not… Read More Lessons from a “Kid-friendly” App: Dealing with Predators
It’s a chilly December day, and I’m staring blankly out the tall airport terminal window. Somewhere nearby a baby giggles and holiday music tinkles through the overhead speakers, but it does little to lighten my mood. Down on the tarmac, a massive metal bird has swallowed precious cargo: my two little boys. I imagine them… Read More For the lonely mothers at Christmastime: 7 Tips for mamas missing their kiddos
We had an indian summer, and mid-way through November thousands of leaves are still clinging to the trees. I feel restless. Longing for something unknown. Thanksgiving is this week, and I am striving to be grateful and to forget myself. And I am grateful. Grateful to be alive. Grateful for the progress I have made.… Read More Medical Crossroads
For many, the #MeToo Movement might be just flash in the pan. A fly-by-night headline that goes viral for a while and then vanishes with yesterday’s tweets. But not for me. Just like a giant game of “telephone,” this movement has become so widespread and muddled that many of us don’t have a clue where… Read More #Me Too: A Place to Start
In honor of White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP), I am highlighting some resources for parents, children, and spouses this month. Don’t forget to celebrate WRAP Week, which always begins on the last Sunday of October! Have you ever looked in the mirror and hated your reflection? Be honest. Um, yes. I’m raising my hand. But… Read More WRAP Resources: New Children’s Books from Educate & Empower Kids
The air is getting cooler, and as I catch the scent of autumn leaves on the breeze several images come to mind. School buses, backpacks, trick-or-treating and … white ribbons. White Ribbon Against Pornography Week, which always begins on the last Sunday of October, is 10/29 – 11/4 this year. And to help celebrate, I’d… Read More WRAP Resources: Life After Lust