Being a [Step] Mom: Teaching Our Kids About Bullying

This post won’t be what you thought.  It is about bullying.  But it’s more so about how the term “bullying” has gotten out of hand.  And how that is doing our kids a disservice. The term “bullying” has become such a hot button.  And quite honestly it should be in terms of having zero tolerance for such behavior.  This is one place where I think social media has helped us as parents and educators.  We … Continue Reading →

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Powerless: A Lesson on How to Take Control

Have you ever felt powerless?  Completely and totally powerless.  Like you are suffocating from the inside out.  You have no idea which way is up or how you could possibly move forward.  Have you felt this way?  I have. Lives Completely Changed About two months ago, our lives completely changed.  In a matter of seconds and a dozen words, our world turned upside down.  I want to be clear that I’m not pretending to be … Continue Reading →

Personal Excellence: Why We Should Demand it from Our Kids

As a teenager I loved the movie “Love and Basketball”.  I remember watching it for the first time at a basketball sleep over in high school.  For a high school girls’ basketball team, it was amazing.  It’s quite literally about love and basketball.  Teenage romance aside, there is one line that has always stuck out to me.  The Coach says to the female lead in so many words, “Why do you think I’m so hard … Continue Reading →