Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part X-laundry day)

Monday was always laundry day when I was a kid and as an adult, I too pull the dirty clothes to the washer every Monday. Funny how some of us create habits patterned after our parents while others develop a completely different approach. My daughter for instance, does laundry basically when she is out of … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part X-laundry day)

Social Media Debate-Need Your Input

A friend shared this article . I felt it had some good points, although drawn out getting them across, I must warn. However, after reading it … I had to post the following comment for the author (I think I’m comment #41): “It always comes back to moderation. Whether we are talking about eating, drinking, sex, … Read moreSocial Media Debate-Need Your Input

Give Experiences … Not Things

Loved the message in this article – As I think about it more … this is the underlining message within my philosophy and my book. If we spend more time talking with adolescents and sharing life’s experiences with them, then they will receive a gift more valuable than they know. Of course, this means that … Read moreGive Experiences … Not Things


As the busiest time of the year approaches, I want to pause and be thankful for all of it!  Yes, the cooking, decorating, shopping, wrapping, charity giving, social and work party obligations, and financial drain can be overwhelming. However, I am choosing to focus on the plus side of all this and be thankful … … Read moreThankful