The Truth About Female Empowerment: 3 Lessons to Help Build Strong Girls

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

“I Didn’t Know”: 3 Takeaways for Parents from the 2018 CESE Summit

By Julie Nelson, Shasta Knight & Melody Bergman At the beginning of April, I met some pretty cool mamas at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit in Washington D.C. One dynamic mother-daughter duo, Julie & Shasta, has offered to share what they learned at the conference as a collaborative blog post on MamaCrossroads!… Read More “I Didn’t Know”: 3 Takeaways for Parents from the 2018 CESE Summit

Lessons from a “Kid-friendly” App: Dealing with Predators

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

For the lonely mothers at Christmastime: 7 Tips for mamas missing their kiddos

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