Soledad O’Brien, You Made A Difference To One Starfish Last Week

Soledad O’Brien, You Made A Difference To One Starfish Last Week

I’m not much of a ‘joiner’. Sometimes ‘going big’ is harder than ‘going home’ for me; I’d much rather watch the news go by from the quiet of my home than have to walk up and say ‘hi’. I’ve always been introverted like that. It used to be painful – physically and emotionally tormenting – […]

Let’s Start A Reading Revolution

Let’s Start A Reading Revolution

  “Again, Mommy, again,” they chimed in unison, their warm little bodies spooned to either side of me. Freshly bathed and jammie clad, the scent of Burt’s Bees lingered in the air. Turning right, I buried my head in his golden brown hair, breathing in his scent as if I would never catch my breath […]

6 Ways To Stop “Future-Tripping” And Be Present In Your Life

6 Ways To Stop “Future-Tripping” And Be Present In Your Life

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa I’m coming up on a milestone birthday this year – a really big one. Social media is reminding me of this every day, as I watch one high school classmate after another hit the ‘big one’. Of […]

Parents, Did You Teach Your Children To Weed?

Parents, Did You Teach Your Children To Weed?

I think I’m what some people call a natural-born-teacher. It’s in my blood; teachers sprout from my family tree for generations upon generations. It’s no surprise that as a parent, I’ve been an education task-master. You think preacher’s kids have it rough? Think about being a teacher’s kid. You’re constantly the guinea pig for lesson […]

What Parenting Battles Are You Fighting?

What Parenting Battles Are You Fighting?

He said to me the other day, “Mom, I don’t get it. Sometimes you’re totally chill, and then sometimes you want to know everything. You need to trust me. I’m not crazy, you know.” That one got me thinking. Am I that inconsistent? Or is he just smart enough to see what’s really going on […]