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
Isn’t it amazing how tragedies can make time stand still? For generations, we will continue to ask, “Where were you when … ?” and let the memories transport us away from the mundane and the daily scramble. On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a poor college student with no TV in the house. I arrived… Read More The art of re-invention
Parents often wonder when they should start talking to their kids about pornography. The answer is: as soon as they have access to the internet. For many families, that includes preschoolers. But how in the world are we supposed to bring it up with our littlest kiddos? They are so pure. Believe it or not,… Read More “Good Pictures Bad Pictures”: The JUNIOR version is here!
Sometimes life is so fast it makes our heads spin, and we just hope and pray that the tools we’re using are actually keeping our kids safe when it comes to media. But do we really expect filters, age-appropriate ratings, and time limits to ensure our kids won’t encounter sexually explicit material? Read my full… Read More Is the Media Teaching Your Kids About Sex … or are You?
First, let me say HAPPY FATHER’S DAY this Sunday to all the dads in my life … but especially this one, MY Daddy. Dads make me smile. I have been organizing pictures this week and burst out laughing when I came across the sequence below. I often have duplicates and sequences because like many parents,… Read More Man help
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My guest blogger today posted this several weeks ago when I was looking for people to help me with this educational series on Social Media. I would like to expand the audience of this post to the parents of tweens as well. Social media is already part of the curriculum for…
I lost my job this morning. Afterward, I expected I would sit in my car and cry. But I surprised myself. I’m actually feeling a lot of peace. Maybe I will melt down tomorrow. But today I am okay. It’s moments like these when this thing–this disease, whatever it is–becomes real. I suddenly realize there is no… Read More Lost
Like my parents, I’ve always had a somewhat ageless appearance. For years Dad’s babyface and Mom’s petite figure have kept everyone guessing. And for some reason, people tend to think I’m younger than I am. Often, when my little sister and I go out together, others suppose she is the eldest even though we are eleven… Read More Tennis balls on my walker
The medical limbo we’ve entered is strange and daunting. These waters are deep, dark and turbulent. Outside an epic storm rages, tossing my ship and drowning the decks with mountainous waves. Clouds loom and laugh, blocking the light, only visible with the crack and crash of daggered lightning. Collapsed in the wheelhouse, I watch raindrops pound… Read More Someone to Steer the Ship
My boys are crazy. I love them. At our house we really dig holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. I wouldn’t say we have any official traditions for this one. But we usually like to involve crafts and food, and experiment with lots of ideas from Pinterest! This year we made our own Valentines! They… Read More FREE Printables: O’fish’ally Valentines/ “Bone” Appetite!
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