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 – HELENA WESTER

My #BeReal guest today is Helena Wester. Helena is an Original Bunker Punk member.  She started a new blog in May and I really hope you go and follow and support her. Being real is sometimes really hard.  Harder when you grow up never feeling good enough. We grow up believing that good enough is…

BULLYING VS. BAD BEHAVIOR

Simone Jones Tyner just had her website Her Life Inspired redesigned and I wanted to wait until it was finished to link her bully post.  Today is the day!  It is a beautiful design and I hope you go visit, read, follow! BULLYING VS. BAD BEHAVIOR & WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT by Simone Jones…

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…