The Naughty List is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more adults try to draw the focus to “being good”, the more stress and tension we breed and the more magnified the bad behavior feels. And, even though I intentionally avoid the Santa stuff, they still get indoctrinated into it. I now baptize you in the name of the Snowman, The Elf, and The Red Nosed Reindeer.Read More
I hold myself to impossibly high standards, it’s something I am working on: trying to be more gracious with myself. I tell my daughter to “always do your best” but I often act like my best is not enough for me. At my lowest, I am also guilty of acting like her best isn’t enough for me, either.Read More
I want to talk about these issues. I want there to exposure for the real, gritty, messy, difficult things that teens are dealing with. I want shows that tackle them in a provocative way, that help teens feel understood and raise awareness. I want projects that educate and inform, offer hope, offer help. But 13 Reasons Why is not the education we need.Read More
“Nice, to meet you, Johnathan. And who is this with you?” I said, glancing up at his mother.
He raised a brow and said, “Just my mom.”
Later that night, after putting my own daughter to bed, Johnathan’s words were still ringing in my ears. “Just my mom.” “Just my mom.”Read More