Sun Damage is like Pregnancy. The only true form of prevention is abstinence. And just like sex, it is unlikely we will stay away from the sun. Can I get an “Amen!” for modern science and its invention of birth control and sunscreen? As modern moms, we are able to enjoy many a guilty pleasure without paying too high of a price-- providing we choose and execute … [Read more...] about Sun Damage is like Pregnancy
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Are Children with Autism Singled Out? Why do I ask this question? Because of what happened at my son’s school just this past Friday. Why is this past Friday important? Because this past Friday was only a few short days after the latest awful school tragedy, this one in Parkland, Florida. In this version a “weird” “outcast” “loner” nineteen-year-old … [Read more...] about Are Children with Autism Singled Out?
My job is to write and speak about the complexity and impact of violence against women. This means I talk, almost every day, about stories people would rather avoid. The Bill Cosby rape allegations were naturally something I recently wrote about, and discussed in radio and TV interviews. Often when tackling tricky subjects in public, I give my three kids a heads up. Just in … [Read more...] about Explaining Bill Cosby to Kids
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn Though Audrey Hepburn was … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Build Resiliency in Your Life
Please tell me I’m not the only parent who first thought the idea of traveling with a baby was about as fun as getting sprayed in the face while changing a diaper (moms with little boys, you know what I’m talking about). Excuse the visual, but prior to traveling with my son, just the sheer thought was overwhelming. Not only did I have no clue what to pack, how to … [Read more...] about Baby on Board: The Highs (and Lows) of Plane Travel