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November 9, 2016
We’ve all been there. You’re heading to the checkout lane at your local grocery store and you glance up to make eye-contact with a woman from your local sports booster club. Her face lights up as she realizes you’ve actually seen her. There’s nothing you can do. She’s seen you and she knows you’ve seen her. She proceeds to walk up to you and make the typical chit-chat while you silently try to think of […]
October 27, 2016
I remember first hearing that saying when I was young child. While I get the intent, in my mind, this is one the most confusing and ass-backward concepts we could possibly be teaching to our kiddos. Because as we all know, words do hurt. And the effects of our words can have a lifelong impact on the people who are hurt by them. There are many ways we can use our words to hurt others, […]
October 19, 2016
Have you ever been given a label that doesn’t seem to fit with how you’d describe yourself? Sometimes, the label itself isn’t negative, but we attach negative meaning and assumptions to what wearing that label must say about us. After working through one of the many, many rounds of editing my book How Mommy Got Her Groove Back, my editor, Carol, finally said, “You know, from everything you’ve written, it’s quite obvious you’re a mama’s […]