A TALE OF TWO PARENTS

I am fairly active on social media so I know, perhaps more than most parents, how insidious it can be.  There are so many things parents should be aware of before they can help a child navigate cyber space safely.  Although it can be a scary place, social media is at the very core of…

#BeReal – SARAH FADER

My #BeReal guest today is Sarah Fader. Sarah runs a worthwhile non-profit called Stigma Fighters.  She fights stereotypes about mental illness, a cause I am very passionate about. Real people struggle everyday because of the misconceptions surrounding people with mental health issues. Sarah is only one of thousands of people who are coming out of…

GANGSTER’S PARADISE

Thank you Helena for being my first guest to submit on this theme! You never know who is on the other end of the keyboard. I knew Helena before I KNEW who HE was! (a cover of a Coolio tune…. except, shit, son, let’s face it — Coolio COMPLETELY stole this from the great Stevie…

THE LAST PUBLIC SCHOOL MEETING

Sometimes I hear or read a story and think… what the actual heck?  Are there really kids out there behaving like this?  Worse… are there really ADULTS behaving like this?  The answer is YES, and it is happening in your own neighborhood, school, church, and place of employment.  The sheer number of stories I hear…

SPREADING RUMORS 

I have had several submissions on the topic of cyber bullying alone and this first submission is from Darla Halyk. Social media is the new weapon of choice and it has been used to cause numerous devastating consequences for children and adults alike.  One single comment can go from private to shared with hundreds of…

A E I O U & …

  My husband texted me the following sentence this morning,”You’re having punctuation issues lately.  Even in some of your blog posts (yes, I actually look at most of them).”  First, I was surprised he read my blog posts but then offended he noticed errors in a blog and didn’t let me know.  I am admittedly…