I am not for sure how it happened, but I now have a child old enough to learn to drive. If you have a little one and think, I don’t need to worry about this,–be careful–you blink and they are ready to drive. I am also learning that things have changed a bit since I […]
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Last month, beloved fans and National Public Television celebrated 50 years of Mister Rogers Neighborhood. I don’t know about you, but I grew up watching Mr. Rogers and found comfort in his quiet demeanor and the imaginative Neighborhood of Make Believe. There was this sense that everything had its correct place, daily tasks could be […]
On November 10th of 2017, I attended a Digital Literacy Conference which addressed concerns about the powerful effect of the Media and Digital Technology on our youth. The following is a continuation of a former post entitled Media’s Influence on Youth – Part I of Cyber Wellness. The third speaker of this conference was Dr. […]
I felt like taking out an ad that read: I want to live more fully and explore the world of motherhood with a few close friends—any takers? Because motherhood can be lonely, I decided to write a letter instead. Hi Nolan’s mom and dad… Scratch that too hetero-normative-you know better, Becka. Maybe it is two […]
I knew when I married my husband that his job as a bridge builder required a lot of him. But knowing it and living it are two different things. I would never call myself a single mom. The ways my husband supports our family financially and emotionally are invaluable. When he is home with us […]
As a high school teacher for 30 years, I witnessed how my students’ attention and learning was impacted positively and negatively by advances in digital technology. Now, as a grandmother, I find myself wanting to learn more about media’s effect on youth. My concern led me to attend a Digital Literacy Conference covering the Media, […]
There are few things as daunting as signing your child up for high school. Here are six easy steps parents can take to make the transition successful.
I’ve cried so many tears for Florida. My husband and I have debated the politics. My fellow teachers and I have discussed the next steps, and my pack of moms and I have cried. We all grapple with where to place our energy at times like this because–quite honestly– there have been too many times […]
When I think about relationships and marriage, something that ALWAYS comes to mind are the 5 Love Languages, by Dr. Gary Chapman.
I refer to it as my boomerang brain. Information comes in, it goes out, it comes back, and this cycle happens endlessly until I do something with that piece of information.