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

The power of positivity

My daughter turned thirteen in April, making her an official teenager—oh, sweet love! We still get along fairly well in the mom/daughter dynamic of life; I just wish she’d try harder to be more positive. The easy giggles she used … Continue reading

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Speak up: Things I wish I would have known when I was fifteen

In my teen years, I had many opportunities to use and strengthen my talents. I hit about twenty-five and no one seemed to ask me to do anything anymore. For a theater person who loves to entertain that’s a pretty … Continue reading

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Teenage Relationships

As a Young Adult writer I spend a lot of time observing the ins and outs of teenage relationships. Yes, that means I’m a stalker—in a non-threatening way of course—but still a stalker. Don’t feel bad, I even listen in … Continue reading

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Famous last words…

I would never…is a statement I have said many times in my life. I was never going to yell at my children. I wouldn’t need to—they were always going to be perfectly obedient.  I was never going to give them … Continue reading

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Remembering to find joy in the journey

I’m a goal-oriented, check-the-boxes-off kind of person, which, in short, means I’m super driven. While this personality trait has helped me overcome all kinds of personal challenges, it also means I don’t often stop to revel in what I accomplish. … Continue reading

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The power of kindness

This week my daughter proved that kindness really can defuse hate. We’ve had a bully problem since my daughter began school this year. She goes to the junior high but rides a bus with high-schoolers as well. One of the … Continue reading

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Trust your instincts: things I wish I would have known when I was fifteen

“Deep down inside, I knew I shouldn’t marry him, but he was so insistent I gave in.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard statements like that from divorced women. This entry is not to belittle those women—they’re … Continue reading

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