The truth is, saying NO is hard for women. I know that I have a very hard saying it, and I will often push myself to the limit and not do stuff that is important to ME to take care of others. It’s just the way I was raised- and the way I was raising my daughter. However, it’s time for things to change. It took a worldwide pandemic for me to learn this lesson that it’s okay to … [Read more...] about Teaching Our Daughters And Ourselves It’s Okay To Say No
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I am an anti-bullying Mom. I have turned into a hard core advocate after walking into my daughter’s suicide attempt due to brutal bullying. Anti-bullying became my cause, and I fought it tooth and nail. I would call out bullying whenever I saw it. Every Single Time because even ONE instance of bullying is too much. We preach a lot to our kids to be kind, to be brave and … [Read more...] about Are We Teaching Our Kids How To Be Bullies?
In partnership with the Forward Influence Network, this post is sponsored by Google. Online predators. Inappropriate content. Exposure to adult themes. Bullying. These are the cornerstones of fear I carry as a mother as my children get closer to entering the world of social media. I can let that fear guide me or I can stand strong and teach them to Be Internet Awesome! … [Read more...] about Teaching my Daughters to be Upstanders on Social Media
Christmas morning in my household is like a shark feeding frenzy, with the sharks (my four children) devouring a pile of bloody chum (the presents). After weeks of shopping and hours of wrapping and labeling gifts, I watch my little ones rip off the festive ribbons and tear through the boxes in a matter of minutes. It’s disheartening, to say the least. How do we, as parents, … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids an “Attitude of Gratitude” this Holiday Season
I’ll never forget the fist time I saw Pink perform. It was at a Jezebel Magazine party in Atlanta in 2000-something during the hey-day of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. LA Reid (Baby Face back then) was guiding Pink’s career at the time and he had her producing songs like Most Girls and You Make Me Sick to fit that Christina Aguilera pop-icon mold. But if Alicia … [Read more...] about Pink’s Teaching Moment in Acceptance Speech at VMAs Blew Us Away