Children, Family Life, Motherhood, Parenthood, Uncategorized

Talking on the phone – now vs. when I was 15

Girls these days have no flippin’ idea what it was like growing up in the 1990s. We didn’t have texting, or email for that matter. We were forced to talk to people either in person, on the phone or by way of a folded-up piece of paper that looked like a triangle.

Children, Clothing, Family Life, Parenthood

Middle school sports – a tough road

We encourage our children to “go out for the team” and cringe if they are cut, knowing we will have to put a band-aid on their emotions. But, what if they aren’t cut, but instead make the team to only “suit up” and never play? Which is worse?


Music fills our memories

Growing up in the 1980s with a dad who loved music molded me into the woman I am today.There is picture of me when I was around 2 with a set of headphones on, belting out a song.As I grew up, I would spend hours in my bedroom channeling my inner Madonna, Whitney Houston, Debbie… Continue reading Music fills our memories


Homecoming isn’t what it used to be

Thanks to fashion trends and the invention of social media, attending homecoming in 2013 isn’t what it used to be for today’s teens.According to Facebook, here are a few postings from friends (edited for space and content):DRESS SHOPPING – “Heading to the mall now, to find a dress for the homecoming dance that starts in… Continue reading Homecoming isn’t what it used to be


A life taken too soon

Ten days ago, a local teenager changed the cover of her Facebook page.In September, the cover showcased characters from “Supernatural.”On Oct. 5, it was changed to a photo displaying the sun shining from behind clouds with the steeple from a church near the bottom.The girl who changed her Facebook page took her own life the… Continue reading A life taken too soon