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?
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?
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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…
[Update, May 2019: In one of our most popular episodes on the Media Savvy Moms podcast, we teach parents how to Give Kids a Construction Site: a safe place where they can talk to you about anything! That’s because it’s an analogy so many children–especially our kids–can identify with. (Of course, between the two of… Read More Construction Birthday Party? Nailed it!
It’s parent-teacher conference time. And for the first time, I had two in one day. And wow! They were so different from each other! It has really made me reflect on how unique my two boys are. It’s funny isn’t it? You have your first kid. You think you have the parenting thing figured out. Then the… Read More Two little turkeys
As many of you know, I’ve had a major shift this past year. I’ve gone from working in the fast lane in the Movement to End Sexual Exploitation, in the thick of things on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations … back to stay-at-home mama and part-timer. And now all my kiddos are gone… Read More Pitching Internet Safety to the PTA
I’m hovering four stories in the air on a little blue platform. A soft wind begins to blow. I’d usually welcome it on a steamy summer day like this, but not at the moment. Instead of cooling me off, the breeze causes everything around me to sway, increasing my terror. As my pulse races, I hear… Read More Letting go