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
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
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
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
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?
I keep waiting for a normal day. I saw a meme once that said “normal” is just a setting on a washing machine. I hear that. But after trauma, after divorce, after millions of hours of counseling, after … after … after … Aren’t we supposed to get past the dreaded SURVIVAL MODE? If you’ve… Read More Too weary to fake it