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To Sleepover or Not To Sleepover?

I have always thought sleepovers were a right of childhood passage. What could be more fun than ditching your dorky parents for your besties’ cool ones? Snuggling into bed at night with a friend next to you and staying up half the night talking, the stuff of childhood memories.  I have allowed my boys to […]

Your Child’s First Driving Lesson? Good Luck

I took my oldest son out for his very first driving lesson. I couldn’t unleash him on a driving instructor without at least a little bit of instruction. That wisdom? Stupid. His driving instructor owes me. Big. Time. I will accept diamonds or college tuition as payment.

The Magical Eject Button: It Stops the Whining.

The Magical Eject Button: It Stops the Whining

A few years ago when Colton was fourish he, as fourish year olds do, dove head first into the whine and tears phase childhood.  Every day begins with, “I don’t want to” (insert ANYTHING here because that is exactly what Colton doesn’t want). He whines, he cries, he complains, my head hurts. By noon I […]

Could you feel compassion for a bully? And interview with Amanda Maciel author of Tease. A novel of bullying told from the bully.

Could you feel compassion for a bully?

I recently read, Tease by Amanda Maciel, and it just won’t let go of me. The story is about two high school girls, Sara and her best friend, who bully a classmate, Emma, because they feel threatened by her desire to hang out with the boys, specifically their boyfriends. Emma ultimately kills herself. The book […]


Easter Basket Fillers for Teen Girls

Just because they grow up doesn’t mean the traditions of Easter go away. They just change. The basket for example. It’s no longer filled with stuffed animals and candy. Instead, I fill them with a small amount of candy and things they will love. Below are great ideas for your teenage daughter’s Easter basket.  Summer […]