Category Archives: Things I wish I would have known when I was 15.

Stubbornness for the sake of stubbornness

Refusing to follow the crowd isn’t always a bad thing, especially if you can see the crowd is about to go off a cliff. However, being stubborn just for the sake of being stubborn isn’t smart either. This weekend we … Continue reading

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Even hard work won’t get you everything you want

The brutal truth about life is sometimes you’ll never win. My daughter learned this truth last week, and it broke my heart. She’s been trying to get on the competing ballroom team at her high school for three years now. … Continue reading

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George Orwell’s 1984

Teachers, just like all people, aren’t perfect, but I love it when they understand the importance of letting a child discover for themselves. Recently, my daughter came home with George Orwell’s 1984 novel. I walked upstairs and saw her reading … Continue reading

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Be careful how you talk about others

Everyone makes mistakes, everyone at one time or another has let someone down. But both the wronged and the perpetrator in every instance have an opportunity to take these moments and turn them into something positive. If you are the … Continue reading

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The power of choice

I don’t know about you, but I’m surprised at how social media has become an never-ending experience of walking on eggshells for some. Heaven forbid you don’t agree with every single person your friends with. I hate to break it … Continue reading

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Wishing will never be useful

Nothing you want in life happens by accident. The singer you revere on the radio, the movie star you love to watch, that incredible athlete everyone talks about, those people didn’t get there by accident. Success, however you want to … Continue reading

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Parenting: it’s not for the weak.

My thoughts on what makes a good parent has changed much over the years. My mother always told me to never say never when it came to kids, and boy, was she right. I had such grand thoughts before I … Continue reading

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The illusion of perfection

A good friend of mind recently told me that I never seemed to have a hair out of place. “Have you ever had a bad hair day? It’s like perfection 24/7.” I laughed so hard I snorted. “Um…don’t be deceived. … Continue reading

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Blinded by electronics

For all the great things technology can do these days, I can say without a shadow of doubt it is ruining the rising generation’s interpersonal skills. As long their thumbs are doing the talking or they are speaking over a … Continue reading

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Personal space is different for everyone

This week my sixteen-year-old daughter walked into my bathroom and caught my husband giving me a very long, sensual kiss. She acted way more shocked than grossed out. “Whoa, I didn’t know you guys ever did that kind of thing?” … Continue reading

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