Archive for September, 2013

Amanduhhhhhh!

September 26, 2013 1 Comment

Ah yes…someone wanted to voice their distaste for some statistics I posted on Facebook recently. To let me know she was unhappy she referred to me as “Amanduhhhh.” If you have the name “Amanda” then you know when someone adds that “DUHHH” on the end…it’s an insult. Bullies never go away no matter how old […]

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Another trophy? Really??

September 16, 2013 2 Comments

I’m not sure who started giving out “participation trophies,” but I would like to start a new movement…you get a trophy when you earn it…not just because you signed up for something. Ok – I feel better. I had to get that out. Our daughter is only 5 but already has a bookshelf lined with […]

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It’s MORE than writing on my hand…

September 11, 2013 3 Comments
It’s MORE than writing on my hand…

I will never forget the email I got one night from a viewer. She was begging for my help. Her 13-year-old daughter threatened to kill herself.  She was afraid to go to school…she was tired of getting bullied, picked on and harassed. Her mother said, “I’m sending my daughter to a torture chamber every day.” […]

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Subject: You are NO journalist!

September 5, 2013 3 Comments

That was the subject line to an email I received late last night: “You are NO journalist.” Needless to say, I didn’t sleep very much last night. I was angry, hurt, frustrated and beyond annoyed. See, I posted something on FB last night…talking about a nationwide trend where schools are sending home BMI numbers with […]

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Don’t eat THOSE CHEERIOS!!!!

September 3, 2013 2 Comments

Ahh yes…the time has come to potty-train our son, Nico.  I’ve dreaded this moment. I still have nightmares from potty-training our daughter. The books, the “boot-camps”, the videos…blah blah blah. Let’s just be honest…potty-training is hell. But the idea of never having to buy a box of diapers again is enough motivation to keep dredging […]

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