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