Parenting

Why I will no longer be doing selfies….as if the picture was not proof positive enough.

I am usually behind the camera so the few pictures we do have of me are poorly timed shots where my face is distorted and makes for a comical picture. While I would love to have some professionally done shots to post on my author page, for now I have to settle for silly selfies… Continue reading Why I will no longer be doing selfies….as if the picture was not proof positive enough.

Encouragement · Parenting

How to spend quality time with your child

Short on time and money, but looking for ways to spend quality time with your child? Need to bond but don’t want to break the bank? Take a long walk. Use the time to talk. No phones. No electronics. Walk side by side with your child. See here for ideas  on how to engage your child… Continue reading How to spend quality time with your child

Parenting

Modest swimsuit options for girls, 'tweens, and teens

A quick glimpse at practically any clothing store and you can quickly determine there are some very skimpy styles out there. Skintight and short tops. Sheer clothing is very popular right now. Cleavage-bearing tops and booty hugging bottoms grace the racks of both stores and females  of all ages alike. And if you are like me… Continue reading Modest swimsuit options for girls, 'tweens, and teens

Parenting

Peanut Allergies and the Dance of Death

According to the Detroit Free Press, authorities are investigating a Central Michigan University hazing incident in which a member of an off-campus fraternity smeared peanut butter on the face of a student with a peanut allergy while he was passed out. “He could have been killed,” Teresa Seely, the mother of now-former-CMU student Andrew Seely, wrote in… Continue reading Peanut Allergies and the Dance of Death

Parenting

How to Engage Your Teens in Conversation: 15 Unique Questions to Ask Your Teen

These days I look at my delightful thirteen year old daughter and realize how much she has matured and grown into a beautiful young lady. Long gone are the days when she used to have me carry her around and play dolls with her. Of course, she still plays with Barbies on occasion and on… Continue reading How to Engage Your Teens in Conversation: 15 Unique Questions to Ask Your Teen