Entitled much?

July 19, 2016 0 Comments

Growing up, if I threw a temper tantrum…it only made things worse for me. A lot worse. That was my generation… Then I read this article out of the Tallahassee Courier Post in Florida. But it was the first sentence that already sent my blood into boil status: “A girl not chosen to be a high […]

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Vile.

July 14, 2016 0 Comments
Vile.

It was just like any other day when a woman decided to go to the gym.  Maybe she wanted to take a spin class, or yoga…or maybe she wanted to walk on the treadmill.  Maybe she has been going to that gym for years…or maybe she’s brand new.  She may like looking at herself in […]

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Lawnmower parents: You’re ruining sports

July 11, 2016 0 Comments

Dear Lawnmower parents, Stop. Just stop. Let your kids breathe. Stop trying to control everything. Stop trying to fight every battle. Stop trying to clear the path for everything. Stop holding another kid’s head under water so your kid can stay afloat.  Stop slamming other people’s kids so yours can look better. Stop worrying about […]

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Enough with the Mommy Wars

July 6, 2016 0 Comments

Are you a stay-at-home mom? Good for you. Your job is tough as nails. Are you a working mom with a job outside of the house? Good for you. Your job is tough as nails. There it is. Being a mom is tough as nails. Period. It doesn’t matter if you wake up at 6:00am […]

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About that pre-baby bod?? Stop asking.

July 5, 2016 0 Comments

I saw an old picture of myself recently…Giana had just turned one and we were all having a family vacation at the beach. I was tiny. Like…I couldn’t believe I had a baby within a year tiny. An abnormal tiny for me.  In fact, I resembled a Bobblehead doll…my head looked way too big for […]

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Which one is our child?

June 30, 2016 0 Comments

“We’re zebras, watching a fellow zebra being eaten by a lion. It kind of feels like that.” That’s how one teenager described bullying.  It was in the film, “A Girl Like Her.” It’s a mock-documentary — but it’s probably one of the most powerful movies I’ve ever seen. Watching it as a journalist, it made […]

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We are lacking…

June 15, 2016 0 Comments

Our world lacks compassion and empathy.  Big time.  And social media just highlights how bad of a place we’re really in. Try to process it.  A young family on vacation…at the most MAGICAL place on earth.  An unthinkable tragedy.  An alligator takes a 2-year-old…rips him away…under water…gone. Moments after the news breaks, there are opinions.  […]

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We are all THAT mom

May 31, 2016 0 Comments

The tragedy at the Cincinnati Zoo has sparked a social media firestorm.  In case you haven’t heard, a 4-year-old somehow managed to sneak into the enclosure where the gorilla was.  The gorilla dragged the boy around the moat…and zoo officials eventually killed the gorilla in order to protect the boy. Twitter and Facebook have been blowing […]

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Fun > Trophy

May 16, 2016 0 Comments

I spent a lot of time over the weekend talking about participation trophies.  I know not everyone agreed with my FB post when I shared my disdain for them, but different strokes for different folks, ya know?  That’s what makes the world go round. But let’s just start giving trophies out when you earn them…not […]

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“I’ll take the girl toy!!”

May 9, 2016 0 Comments

My son wanted fast-food for lunch…he was allowed to pick a reward for a recent accomplishment…so we stood in line.  I would have gone through the drive-thru, but the line was too long and the baby wanted out of her car seat. Immediately. Her scream was like a fire siren at the back of my […]

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