Democracy Requires Respect

I doubt I’m alone in feeling a great deal of trepidation as we look forward to tomorrow’s election. At fifty, I can’t recall another instance in my lifetime where I’ve seen such contention and divisiveness between candidates and their supporters. Facebook is no longer...

Halloween: A Snapshot of Budding Character

They say you can tell a lot about a person from the way they handle themselves on the golf course. Does she cheat? Does she throw a fit when things aren’t going well? Does she understand the etiquette? However she plays that game is likely how she handles...

Raising Resilient Kids

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims of the recent tornado in Oklahoma.  On my facebook page, I’d posted this quote, which I find to be extremely hopeful: There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities, such as compassion,...

Help Your Kids Get High On Life…Not Drugs!

Time for another off-topic post, folks.  This one is important for parents of tweens and teens.  Recent events in Steubenville, Ohio illustrate the extremely dangerous situations inebriated kids might face.  Today’s parents need to be ever-vigilant in order to...

Imbue Kids With Problem-Solving Skills

Parenting is simultaneously the most rewarding and challenging aspect of our lives.  For the past month, we’ve written posts intended to help you tap into and release your ‘inner diva’ (so to speak).  But for those readers who are also mothers (or...