I want to tell you how it feels when your heart breaks as your beautiful child looks up at you and asks, “Mom, what’s wrong with me? Why doesn’t anyone like me?” I want to tell you how it feels when your daughter looks at at you with tears in her eyes and says, “He only asked me to dance to make fun of me.” I want to let you know how many excuses you can try … [Read more...] about I Want To Tell You How It Feels To Be The Mom Of Bullied Kids
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As the gift giving season approaches, you may find yourself searching for the perfect present for your nieces and nephews, godchildren, friends' kids, and grandchildren. As a victim of terrible children's gift giving and on behalf of parents everywhere, I feel compelled to draw attention to the kinds of gifts we parents absolutely don't want you to give our kids. Please. … [Read more...] about 10 Terrible Gifts to Give Other People’s Kids
Is olive oil in your make-up bag? I've worked hard to go green in many areas of my life beyond just reusable bags. One recent focus of mine is my beauty products. It takes a lot to make this face presentable each morning! I'm not a cosmetic junkie, but I must admit, I don't leave the house without wearing a minimum of foundation, blush, eye liner and mascara. Call it … [Read more...] about Olive Oil: DIY Natural Make-Up Remover
“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” - George Orwell Your heart palpitates, eyes dilate, cheeks flush, palms sweat. Do you have dengue fever or are you in love? Most of us have experienced the giddy whirl of romance. This heady part of love is biological and lasts about 1 ½ years. And then? A book by Iris Krasnow suggests that an affair … [Read more...] about Why Secrets can be Good for Your Marriage
Today didn’t set out to bad or good. Just a day, like any other, filled with work and things to do. I wasn’t expecting greatness. But I certainly wasn’t expecting sadness. And yet there it was, death — a little too close to home, hard to process, making my head spin. But while my head reeled from the sudden and tragic loss of one — in my soul’s numbness of aching for a little … [Read more...] about Be Kind. Be Human.