Recent Posts by Julie Cole
You know how everyone is the perfect parent - before they have kids? They always know EXACTLY how they would parent saying, “When I have kids, I’ll NEVER cut the crusts off their sandwiches,” and, “My kids will know how to read before starting kindergarten.”
Well, I’ve become that mom - except with my puppy.
Our latest little blessing arrives in four weeks, and of these facts I am sure:
1. He will be perfectly crate trained. I’m still learning exactly what that means, but I’m convinced it will hold true for my dog.
2. My kids will do as they promised. They said they would take care of him,...
With the tragic event that took place in Boston this week, a number of people have asked me why I didn’t blog, tweet, or post my reaction to Facebook.
While I understand it was a high priority news item - and remaining silent about it may have seemed odd - it was the right way for me to handle this situation.
My instincts were telling me that whoever was responsible for creating this devastation was getting enough airtime. It disgusted me to think of the attacker at home watching the news or poring over social media - delighting in their sick success. I didn’t want to add to the number of...
So Victoria Secret released a new line that appears to be targeted at young teens.
I don’t think I’m the only parent who has run from the mall screaming, “Why, why can’t there be something stylish AND age-appropriate for my 12-year-old?”
It seems once our daughters outgrow the adorable children’s stores, we are confronted with a shift in marketing, and a plethora of clothing and undergarments that sexualize young girls.
The PINK line is said to be targeted at older girls, but there are many outraged parents who believe marketers have a younger crowd in mind. Imagine purchasing a pair of...