A Resolution To Stop Cussing

Have you noticed the words teenagers use on Facebook? They know we’re watching. What do you think they’re saying when we aren’t? Perhaps most upsetting to me is how normalized profanity has become to the point that girls use a derogatory term—you know the one—to greet each other. The common use of profane language is at Continue »

Operation No, No, No Bikini

I know we’re at the end of the summer … but it finally happened. We had to replace my 13-year-old daughter’s bathing suit, during a season where she’s been surrounded by friends and family with different swimwear rules. So: “Please, Mom? Please can I have a bikini too?” Understanding our “no” was even more difficult, Continue »

Is Engagement Extinct?

It is odd that a simple “life scene” that played out before my eyes in a doctor’s office waiting room would leave me near tears. As I entered the waiting room I checked myself in, and without much thought I walked to the far portion of the waiting room and sat in a chair to Continue »