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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Dear college graduate,

May 6, 2016 0 Comments

Congratulations on graduating from college.  It’s a feeling unlike any other when you finally walk across the stage to get your degree.  It’s almost surreal…it finally hits you that you are walking away from your childhood into the real world…the land of “adulting.” I’ve been in this game called the real world for about 17 […]

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Mommy time-out

May 5, 2016 0 Comments

Just because I would like to sleep in on Mother’s Day…take a shower without interruptions…or have some “me” time, does not mean that I am unappreciative. It does not mean that I am not aware that I am beyond blessed.  It does not mean that I take for granted the three most amazing little human […]

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Oh parents…

May 3, 2016 0 Comments

They pop up at the start of every season: football, basketball, cheer, dance, baseball, wrestling, hockey…you get the idea. They’re posted up at every single practice…watching and examining very closely…waiting to give their “opinion” to the coach.  If their child isn’t on the “right” team or if they don’t have a desirable position on the team, […]

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“She deserves privacy.” Um no.

April 28, 2016 0 Comments

I can’t get the comment out of my head: “I don’t check her phone because she deserves some privacy.” “How old is your daughter?” “15.” I was at a community meeting about bullying.  You could hear the collective gasps. Then there was nothing. Crickets. Full disclosure:  I am absolutely an imperfect parent.  There are many […]

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Shifting focus…

April 22, 2016 0 Comments

In a sea hundreds of compliments, well-wishes, praise — I would worry about the one or two negative comments.  I would focus on them…stress over them…bubble over with anger…then I would most likely call them out. Confession: I’m over it. Of course it doesn’t feel good if someone calls you ugly, fat or some other […]

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#5…And I’m crying…

April 18, 2016 0 Comments

I tucked my son in for the last time as a 4-year-old tonight.  As he was telling me that he’s too excited to sleep because tomorrow is his birthday, I found myself getting choked up. This is a big year…#5. He will start kindergarten. That means school all day long.  For the next 13 years, […]

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April 5, 2016 0 Comments

Ever feel like if you fail at something…it will have an enormous impact on so many people? That’s what I am feeling lately…and it’s honestly been keeping me up at night. I think about bullying…I wonder if my voice will ever make a difference. Then I think about an event that is coming up. I’m […]

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About that tweet…

March 29, 2016 0 Comments

This tweet: UConn Women beat Miss St. 98-38 in NCAA tourney. Hate to punish them for being great, but they are killing women’s game. Watch? No thanks It was written by Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy…and it has sparked quite an interesting conversation.  He went on to say that UConn is basically too good…and […]

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