I DIDN’T KNOW

I watch you growing up And I find myself alone Begging for the strength To one day let you go To watch you walk away No more bedtime stories No more skinned knees No more “but mom please” I didn’t know… I’d run out of time so soon That you’d be mindlessly Saying goodbye each…

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 – MARTIN CONTEREZ

My #BeReal guest today is Martin Conterez. Today Martin tells us a beautiful story about being a father. I was just talking about how important I feel it is for us to be real for our children.  Thank you Martin for participating 🙂 I was walking to the metro with my daughter. Normally we drive…

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…

CYBERMONSTERS

The MONSTERS are no longer hiding under our children’s beds.  They are online and they are everywhere.  Sometimes our own little kids have their own monster moments.  I never really plan to do theme months but they happen out of necessity.  I need your help again so I am asking for submissions. Social media is…

A MOTHER REMEMBERS

I’ve been saving this post for today as kind of a birthday present to myself.  Just knowing this love and strength exist is enough to keep a heart beating. LOVE does and will conquer EVERYTHING.  I love you Kimmie and give your stunningly, gorgeously brave, little girl a huge hug from me! A MOTHER REMEMBERS…

BULLYING: THE PUBLIC SECRET

My guest today, Lisa A Listwa, was a high school teacher for fifteen years and she has a LOT of great things to say about this topic.  I can’t even IMAGINE what being a teacher to teenagers is like.  I am good with my ONE kiddo at home.  Actually, who am I kidding?  I can…

BULLIES AND THEIR PARENTS

I am struggling to keep caught up with all the posts that have been sent in. I am so very grateful for all the contributions. When I started this project I was worried I would not have enough participation to fill the month. I WAS WRONG My guest today, Rachna Parmar, received so many emails…

BLUSH

Today Katarina Schultz is here to recount her experience with bullies.  This type of bullying is very prevalent and has been occurring in grade schools for many decades.  Boys and girls learning to be men and woman pushing boundaries and sometimes, at the expense of others, learning how to either respect or disrespect the opposite…

UNINTENTIONAL BULLIES

We are all bully capable. The problem is some kids and adults are serial bullies.  As a society we want to discourage bully mentality.  Sometimes we don’t do enough and sometimes we do too much.  There are hundreds of stories of people who don’t do enough, but I would like to point out that sometimes…