Archive for March, 2014

The high road doesn’t mean staying silent…

March 27, 2014 4 Comments

“Does it really matter?” “Take the high road!” “You’re giving him what he wants by responding!!” “By getting a reaction from you, they won!” Whenever I vent, or address a pretty nasty comment from someone, these are some of the reactions I get. ┬áLet me just get “real” for a moment…after someone made some derogatory […]

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“Cheap, Trashy Fluzzie”

March 25, 2014 5 Comments

“Amanda you and Shelly Russel need to take off the bright red lipstick as it makes you look like a cheap trashy fluzzie.” Since when did “living in the fishbowl” give people the right to call me or one of my colleagues/dear friends names? A red lipstick…a RED LIPSTICK makes us look like a cheap, […]

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Sticks and stones…

March 24, 2014 2 Comments

One of my favorite quotes is from Eleanor Roosevelt. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” I often read this quote out loud after I see things that are posted about me or my colleagues on social media. I’ve talked about living in the glass fish bowl before. I can […]

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Ban BOSSY?? eh…

March 18, 2014 1 Comment
Ban BOSSY?? eh…

Not sure how I feel about this whole campaign to ban the word “bossy” for girls. I completely agree that we want to encourage our daughters to be assertive, strong leaders. ┬áBut let’s be honest…sometimes “bossy” can sum up the way someone is acting. I’ve heard my daughter be bossy. “Go get me that now! […]

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Dear Middle-School Girl,

March 10, 2014 14 Comments

“What makes you beautiful?” It’s the question I often ask first when I start talking to middle-school girls. One girl said, “inner beauty.” I know girls don’t believe that. I know they don’t believe that inner beauty is valued in middle school. So I called their bluff. I wanted honesty – I wanted to know […]

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Ashes…not dirt

March 5, 2014 7 Comments

“Ma’am, you have dirt on your head.” Ahh yes. It never fails. Every year on Ash Wednesday I hear something similar. Every year. When I was a kid, I remember I would bee-line into the bathroom at Holy Name of Jesus School to quickly scrub my ashes off. I mean…someone could see me with dirt […]

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