A few months ago, before the days of Coronavirus and homeschooling, my daughter, F, took the time to break down the different “groups” in her grade level at her school. F is in 7th grade, almost 13 … [Read more...] about The Eyedeegafs
Parenthood & Parenting Tips
Don’t Be Stupid, Part 2
I hate that it took me a year to write this post. But I guess some years are like that. My last two were. I bit off more than I could chew professionally, so other things got the shaft. I'm sad the … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Stupid, Part 2
Don’t Be Stupid
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???
Can You JUST….????
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….????
Block Out The Noise
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
Just Part Of Being A Girl
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
Don’t Shoot The Messenger
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
Don’t Overthink It
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
Choose Your Own Adventure
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