When you’re a parent, the early years with your kids are very controlled. What they eat, wear, believe---everything is pretty much controlled by you. And when they do things you aren’t into, you teach … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Stupid
It's been a little over a month since the Feb 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Fourteen students and three teachers were killed making it one of the … [Read more...] about Whose Kid???
The thing about nagging is it’s not by choice. No one wakes up hoping for a hectic morning of things not being where they are supposed to be. No one wants to get into it with their kids … [Read more...] about Can You JUST….????
An announcement filled with bad news is the quickest way to elicit unconditional support from the people around you. Oddly enough, the same is not always true when it comes to good news. That’s … [Read more...] about Block Out The Noise
You know, it’s funny. After all the summers I spent living at Camp Tanuga, I never really paid attention to the differences between boys and girls until my visits this summer. I think it's because … [Read more...] about Just Part Of Being A Girl
I went to a funeral the other day. It wasn’t my first, I have been to many funerals, but it was one of the most memorable. The man that died, he was my friend’s dad. I didn’t really know him because … [Read more...] about Unfinished Business
Several years ago I was asked to tell a staff member at camp that much of the current staff wasn’t super into her because of certain behaviors she was exhibiting. It didn’t go well. She got really … [Read more...] about Don’t Shoot The Messenger
My girls and I are scheduled to speak in a few days at an adoption event in the metro Detroit area. We are very excited to be included, but it occurred to me this morning that I don’t have any idea … [Read more...] about Don’t Overthink It
The day started out normal enough. I woke up, as usual, before my alarm. Looked to my left. No one there, but I’m used to that. My husband always leaves for Camp Tanuga, where he is one of the … [Read more...] about “Fell On Black Days”
Have you ever heard of the Choose Your Own Adventure books? I don’t know if they’re still popular but they were when I was a kid. I liked those books; I thought they were cool. I liked being in charge … [Read more...] about Choose Your Own Adventure