Tag: working mom

Bullies Suck

With all of the press lately about bullies you’d think that we were making some sort of headway against the behaviors.  I think you’d be wrong.  My oldest daughter was bullied mercilessly last year in her public high school by a gang of girls.  Last year, my younger daughter was the target of a couple…
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He Died Too Young. So All His Friends Got Together To Make Sure Future Generations Of Kids Don’t.

He Died Too Young. So All His Friends Got Together To Make Sure Future Generations Of Kids Don’t. Adam Mordecai Back in May 2013, my life changed forever. A fan wrote to let me know that a teenage musician named Zach Sobiech, who I had written about earlier in the year, had just passed away…
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Living With Scars

Last year, in November, I was diagnosed with Melanoma.  I had surgery on Dec 5. 2012.  I had a freckle that was a couple millimeters across that had turned into melanoma.  It was 0.4 mm thick.  It wasn’t even the thickness of paper.  They took a huge chunk out of my neck, which when healed…
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Challenge- Expand Your Influence And Make the World a Better Place

I have started challenging myself in the last couple of years to really expand my influence and make a difference in the world.  I have long been a Girl Scout Leader, and this is my 11th year in that capacity, but I wanted to do MORE.  So, I started really working with the kids to…
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The Weirdest Things Come Out of My Mouth Sometimes

It is truly amazing what things I hear myself saying some days.  I’m not sure if it is weird, amazing, or frightening, really.  Let’s talk about some of the things that I’ve heard myself say this week. “Daughter, you will Not slide down the banister and land face first by the cat.”  (She was sliding…
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They Come By It Honestly

To say that my children are a handful is something of an understatement.  Between the kid who decided to swing from the dining room chandelier, to the episode with the ceiling fan, we’ve had lots of “those” moments in our household.  Plenty of them are almost impossible to describe. This week, my youngest son, El…
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You’re Not “Just A Mom”

One of the comments I hear from women over and over again who don’t work outside the home is that they are “just a mom”.  Please, let me be clear, you aren’t “just a mom”.  You are serving an integral role in society raising your children, volunteering at their schools and at your church, and…
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