Not a good headline…

August 12, 2016 0 Comments

This was the headline on an international paper Friday night: Sore losers! USA goalie Hope Solo rants ‘we lost to a bunch of cowards’ after women’s soccer team is knocked OUT of Olympics by Sweden in penalty kicks and loses 4-3 A team that has accomplished so much. Four Olympic Gold medals. Three World Cup […]

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We can do better

August 10, 2016 0 Comments

Katie Ledecky is shattering records and already has 2 golds at Rio. Simone Biles proved she is one of THE BEST athletes in the world. Kerri Walsh-Jennings is on track to win her 4th consecutive gold. Just three of the MANY female athletes who are showing the world they can dominate their sport.  So I […]

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“She would have walked a lot sooner if…”

August 9, 2016 0 Comments

The baby started walking about a month ago. Ok, there were two nights where she was a walking machine and then she just stopped.  She was like, “Alright I’m done with this…I like crawling better.”  And truth be told…I liked it like that.  I’m in no rush for her to grow up. Cue a couple […]

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The telephone game. Cue eye roll

August 4, 2016 0 Comments

If there’s one thing I have learned in life, it’s this: the telephone game is still played well into adulthood.  In fact, it’s much worse than when we were kids.  When we were younger, the telephone game started with a phrase like, “Mandy likes banana ice cream.” It would work its way through and end […]

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It’s our job

August 3, 2016 0 Comments

The biggest problem with childhood bullying today is: US. Yes…us…you and me.  Anyone out there who runs a household.  Anyone out there who is raising children or grandchildren.  It’s our problem. We’re too quick to blame politicians…movie stars…athletes…singers…and anyone else who is in the public eye.  We’re blaming them for “not being a good example.” […]

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Just the facts please

July 26, 2016 0 Comments

Much of cable news and sensationalizing media outlets are ruining journalism. There I said it.  I may lose my journalism sisterhood card but somebody needs to speak up.  Because frankly, I’m tired of being lumped in with journalists who refuse to report just the facts…refuse to stay in the middle of the road. In my […]

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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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