2018/01/19
Disrupt Aging, AARP, agism, Cindy Gallop

How to Empower Your Little Girl to Speak Up for Herself

Disclosure: This post is made possible with support from AARP’s Disrupt Aging. All opinions are my own. As I get older, I have noticed myself starting […]
2017/12/19

When No One’s Looking

Ever wonder how to teach good behavior to your child? How to instill kindness and compassion? How to raise a genuinely good person? Do you ever […]
2017/12/14
Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown Connecticut, Adam Lanza, Mass shooting, gun control

Why the Children of the Sandy Hook Shooting Can Never be Forgotten

I woke up this morning, then, I remembered what today is the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.  It’s 11 days before Christmas. It’s the third day […]
2017/12/13
first period, tween mom, the first period, how to explain menstruation

Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon

Today it happened. My little caterpillar began her official metamorphosis into a butterfly. We knew it was coming. We’ve talked about menstruation. She knew what to […]
2017/12/01
rape culture, girl mom, school uniforms, body image, self esteem

Why Girls Should be Able to Exist without Men Behaving Badly

In light of the Matt Lauer (Russel Simmons, Louis C.K., Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and the seemingly endless list) allegations, I’m truly astounded by […]
2017/11/28

Other People’s Children

I’ve come to that point in parenting where my daughter looks at me like I don’t know anything.  In one way, I feel insulted because…hey, I […]
2017/11/15
an apology to men, sexual harassment, me too, #Metoo, sexual assault

An Open Apology to Men in Light of the recent Witch Hunt for Sexual Predators

Dear Men, In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey situations, and so many others I am realizing that these men are not the exception. […]
2017/11/08
Nanea Mitchell, American Girl, WWII, Pearl Harbor

The Importance of Teaching Our Girls about History and American Girl Giveaway

How important do you think it really is to teach your kids about the history? Do you actively teach your children about their past, the past […]
2017/11/07
how to help parents get through a child's health crisis, RMHC, McDonald's, keeping families together, Ronald McDonald House Charities

We Get by with a Little Help from Our Friends

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of McDonald’s, all opinions of how to help parents get through a child’s health crisis are […]