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To My Daughter

A letter to my daughter,

I am writing you this because you sent me an email and said “OK down to business, LOL”. You are 9, I thought when did my 9 year old start using “LOL”? 830 more words

The Imaginary Audience

Happy 2016, one and all! I feel like asking, “How are you?” And, I hope that some of you tell me!

I have been adjusting to life as a single parent, and I have to admit that it is exhausting not to mention the Groundhog Day Effect.   2,643 more words


Why You Should Want a Little Girl (like, really badly)

Most of us, either secretly or not, hope to have a boy first when we begin having children.

I don’t know why, but I’ve noticed this for years. 799 more words


Forget the Elf of the Shelf: I’m resorting to voodoo this Christmas

I should have know when the headmaster at our daughter’s Montessori preschool patted me on the back and gave me her only copy of “The Strong-Willed Child,” that something was up. 1,086 more words


It's All about Context

5 Principles for Parents to Convey when Talking about Sex
The GOV team has a lot of experience ministering to people. After 12 years of equipping parents to convey a healthy message of sexuality to their children and speaking to youth about the same topic, we’ve learned a few things. 1,083 more words

Parenting Boys

It Must Be Said...

It’s been a month since I last wrote a blog post – a full to the brim busy month of ballet, tennis, cheerleading and choir. It’s not only busy-ness that has kept me from writing, but not knowing… 784 more words


5 Essential Truths Our Teen Daughters Need to Hear Now

Kermit the Frog once said: It’s not easy being green. Totally with you, Kermit! I would go one step further and say – it’s not easy being thirteen. 1,005 more words