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
Marriage and Family
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….????
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
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
Hello! This is Part III of the You Don't Have To Have Kids series: Click here for Part I . It's really short. Click here for Part II . It covers the baby/toddler stage. And now we're … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have To Have Kids : Part III
You need to read Part 1 first. Sorry, but you do. (It's short) Click on this: You Don’t Have To Have Kids And here’s Part II: … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have To Have Kids : Part II
Not long after I got married, one of my friends said to me: “You know… you don’t have to have kids. “ She said it in passing, and she said it lovingly, but when we hung up, I felt a little off … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have To Have Kids