I keep getting asked this question:
“Do you think using the media is good way to spread an important message?”
I absolutely do! There are some things worth mentioning before jumping into something as crazy as a potential media firestorm, though.
Your entire family needs to be on-board. You are a unit, make important decisions as one. A media firestorm will effect every member of your family, so you’ll all need to be … Keep Reading!!!
Conversation about adoption can be tricky. A seemingly benign comment can cause an adoptive parent to lash out in protection of their family.
I’ve received many emails from people quite upset. They are experiencing negativity from friends or acquaintances when asking about adoption.
The questions themselves are harmless. However, the terms used are offensive.
I find this whole situation frustrating, and I get a bit disappointed in my fellow adoptive parents. We have all had a friend or stranger ask
I, too, am not the babysitter.
Most teenagers aspire to look older. After all, there are advantages to looking older at that point in life. Then, sometime in their 20s or 30s, many young adults begin to purposely reverse the signs of aging. I have yet to reach that point.
Ageism is a form of discrimination I have encountered throughout most of my adult life. From being asked what grade I was in by another teacher at a conference (she … Keep Reading!!!
Dear People Who Write Me Hate Mail,
Thanks for entertaining me. I will never respond privately, but I appreciate you guys.
So, here is a special post dedicated to you:
I have no idea why you’re writing me telling me you’re happy with your bottle feeding choice. That is great. I’m happy for you. I don’t want people to judge me for breastfeeding and I don’t want people to judge you. We’re on the same … Keep Reading!!!
So, I have a rant…..
Lately, when I meet other mothers at the park the conversation about schooling will come up. I explain my kids will be home schooled, which immediately sparks some strange conversation.
If someone wants to ask me questions about homeschooling, I don’t mind at all. Questions seem to range from socialization to college preparation. Lately, the main conversation I’ve been having with strangers tends to lead with them pushing me towards conventional schooling (it seems to … Keep Reading!!!
Dear Annoying Lady at the Park,
I do not normally have opinions of other mothers at the park. However, you are the exception.
I overheard you referring to me as the nanny, and while that was not annoying, I did see how you treated me much different than the other mothers at the park.
I also did not appreciate you letting your screaming daughter walk right in front of my children while they were swinging at the park. I did … Keep Reading!!!