Podcast Interview: Dove Beauty Story with Four Generations

I got to meet a very sweet family of women, recently. I met them because I was invited to speak with them by Dove at the Mom2 Summit in Phoenix, Arizona in early May.   Dove has been working hard to help shift the idea of beauty from the one we think of when we […]

Podcast: My Interview with Molly Ringwald

You read that right… TWO fun things! 1) I GOT TO INTERVIEW MOLLY RINGWALD 2) I think I am now podcasting. I went to the Mom 2 Summit in Phoenix the beginning of May. I was given the opportunity to interview Molly Ringwald (one of the keynote speakers) while there. To be honest, I thought the […]

The Argument In Support Of Keeping Teens Busy. Very Busy.

I have mentioned somewhere before that I used to be critical of parents who keep their teens and kids busy. You know how the judgement goes, “KIDS ARE TOO BUSY THESE DAYS!” And then the dentures come loose and a cane goes flying… I think that might have been a legit argument in earlier decades […]

How To: Edible Peeps Play Dough with Lucy

You guys. This week is practically literally covered with the rainbow-colored fine sugar… the sweetness that coats Peeps. So much, if fact it feels like a Peeps-A-Palooza! My recent adventures in Peeps (as seen here and here) has lead us to our next sugar covered marshmallowy goodness – PEEPS PLAY DOUGH. Lucy and I can […]

Shot@Life – Literally giving a shot at life to children.

I want every child to have a shot at making memories. I want every child to have a shot at not only dreaming about his or her future, but having a future. I want every child to have a shot at goofing off and even goofing up. I want to be part of giving a […]

Parenting, Teens, and The Crisis of Time

I have always been a fairly fast mover. Involved in as many things as a day could hold. And then some. People who walk… um… not fast… drive me bonkers. Even when there is no time constraint there is still much to do, even if means walking to my car so I can just get home […]

Does Parenting Get Easier?

Does parenting get easier? I hear this question get asked all over the place. IRL. Online. While listening in on conversations. Oh come on, YOU DO IT TOO. The question is asked in those exact words, or phrased some other way, but the heart of the question is actually a plea… “PLEASE TELL ME THIS […]

On: Parenting, A New Cute Mug, A Birthday, Moderate Adversity, And Teens

I should be sleeping now. It’s a morning I didn’t have to set an alarm yet my body started moving me out of sleep around 6. I didn’t get to bed until nearly 1 a.m. and should not be awake! However, a friend who moved to Germany years ago is moving back to the area-ish […]

Straight Talk’s Safe Driver Car Connection and National Teen Driver Safety Week

This post is brought to you by a partnership between Straight Talk and yours truly. All opinion and experience with Straight Talk Safe Driver Car Connection and the Safe Driver event are my own. Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Atlanta for a hot minute. Straight Talk and Driver’s Edge partnered together to […]

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, y’all.

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, y’all. And I have partnered with IKnowEverything (a program of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to help spread the word… DRINKING AND DRIVING IS BAD. I have been paid by responsibility.org to help spread the word. OK. Now that we have that out of the way… plus […]