Home Life | Parenting | Personal Growth

Talk to Children Early about Consent and Sex, my editorial in the Pensacola News Journal and AL.com

July has been an excellent writing month for me.  I am once again appearing in the Pensacola News Journal for an editorial I wrote on encouraging parents to talk to children early about sex, consent and inappropriate behavior.  The story also appeared in the Alabama online news media too.  I’m thrilled that attention to this issue …

Home Life | Parenting | Personal Growth | Writing

What to do when children say, ‘I’m Bored’ – my feature in the Northwest Florida Daily News

I was featured in the Sunday, July 12, 2015 lifestyle section of the Northwest Florida Daily newspaper for this piece I wrote on dealing with children who say they are “bored.”  This was inspired by actual events and real conversation.  Below is the full article.  I’m placing it here since the newspaper did not publish …

Food | Parenting

Conversations with my Kids: “Butts and Toots – it’s what’s for breakfast!”

I’m going to share funny things my children say from time to time here.  Why? 1. Because they really are hilarious, and 2. So I won’t forget them and what they’re like at their current age. ———————————————————————————– Conversations with my Kids: “Butts and Toots – it’s what’s for breakfast!” Last weekend when my family all …

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Conversations with my Kids: “Disco Stick and Explaining Lady Gaga”

I’m going to share funny things my children say from time to time here.  Why? 1. Because they really are hilarious, and 2. So I won’t forget them and what they’re like at their current age. ———————————————————————————– Conversations with my Kids: “Disco Stick and Explaining Lady Gaga” Two evenings ago at bath time, my seven …

Home Life | Parenting

Day Dates and Porta Potty Moments

My marriage is in the day date phase.  My spouse and I have been married for over twelve years. We have two children with no babysitter in place and no relatives around to help. Therefore my husband and I take a day off from work so we can have a real date.  Our most recent …