Archive for March, 2016

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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For Brielle…

March 24, 2016 0 Comments

It is rare for me to get in my car and drive with no music playing…but I did that today.  I needed time to just sit in silence…to think…reflect.  I was going home after talking to an entire high school about bullying…mean girls…respect. I normally have zero regrets about a speech.  I normally feel fulfilled […]

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Dear Bully,

March 22, 2016 0 Comments

Dear Bully, I see what you’re doing, and I have to be completely honest with you…it’s laughable. It’s laughable because from my viewpoint, it is beyond pathetic.  I see your posts, snaps and tweets.  I read the one where you told the girl that she is fatter than an orca…I saw the one where you […]

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So about that body shaming thing….

March 14, 2016 0 Comments

So Kim Kardashian posted another nude selfie. Social media went nuts over it.  It was trending for days. Then Kardashian went off on her critics…said she was tired of all of the body shaming. “I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin.” Ok […]

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March 9, 2016 0 Comments

I have been sitting at my desk debating whether I should write this blog…I’ve been wondering if it’s my place to say anything. I came into work and was blindsided with an email. In it, it talks about how an eastern Iowa teenager was taken off of life support…she took her own life. She wrote a […]

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A birthing playlist? Umm no

March 4, 2016 0 Comments

“SPOTIFY RELEASES BIRTHING PLAYLIST.” Wait – am I reading that correctly? “Music streaming service Spotify released a “birthing playlist” on Thursday, which features songs in an order that is “scientifically-designed” to help alleviate the anxiety of women who are in labor.” Thanks Spotify. Good idea…but thinking back to all three of my children’s births, Queen’s […]

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Be a leader, not bossy

March 3, 2016 0 Comments

I remember a couple of years ago when Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg asked everyone to ban the word “BOSSY.” We were instead supposed to tell our daughters that they have “leadership potential.” I have to respectfully disagree. In the dictionary, BOSSY is defined as “overly authoritative; domineering.” I don’t know about you…but I’m not following […]

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