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My brain has NOT turned to mush!

I’m sure there are people out there who think a stay-at-home mom, especially a soccer mom (why does that term demean so much?) must have turned her brain off the minute she put the work suit in the closet. How wrong they are! No matter what age my kids have...

When you gotta go…

You know it’s windy when the neighbor’s Port-o-John starts blowing down the street. Guess that’s why it has “port-o” in its name. The weather service says we’re expecting gusts of 70 mph today. I’d believe it, plus some. I...

Learning from experience

I love this quote I heard from Carrie Fisher when she was discussing her one-woman show “Wishful Drinking” on NPR: I’ve made the maps of the bad places I’ve been, so if I go there again I can get...

How many assets does your kid have?

I’m not talking about financial assets – I’m talking about the internal strength and external support that helps a kid to make good decisions and have a satisfying life and healthy relationships. The more assets a kid has, the less likely they are to...