Quarter-Life Crisis

The further I delve into my twenties, the more frightened I become. Perhaps the scariest moment was the last week of my last year in undergrad. This is when it really hit me that I’m growing up whether I like it or not, and that graduating into full-blown adulthood is not nearly as luxurious or exciting as I thought it would be when I was a kid. As thoughts of grad school and job applications flood my brain, I begin to ...more

This Ain't a Love Song: What I'll Tell My Girl About Relationships

I'm married to my daughter's father.  Both of her grandmothers are married to her grandfathers. All of her cousins' parents are married to each other.   In other words, my daughter is being raised by a freak family. ...more

While it's been said many times, I think in the context of this
touching post, it bears ...more

Facebook: Will Teens Jump Ship with the Rapid Influx of Adults?

  Facebook was originally created for college students in 2004. In fact, when it first began, an email from an educational institution was required to join. When Facebook removed that requirement in 2006, many younger teens switched over from Myspace and Facebook grew rapidly. However, what many people, including myself, might not have originally predicted, Facebook has now become extremely popular with adults. And not just young adults, but baby boomers, many of whom have teenage children also on Facebook. ...more

Do You Go To Bed With WET HAIR???

DON'T!!!Yes, I know it saves you time in the morning. Damp hair keeps you cool at night in case your body runs hot while sleeping. Well, at least I'm not drying out my hair with a hair dryer.These are all reasonable time saving strategies.Let me give you some reasons not to go to bed with damp/wet hair.1. Hair when wet is structurally weaker, is elastic and can be stretched further than when dry. ...more

Nurturing the Scientific Mind

Nurturing the Scientific Mind Falling for Science is a book of essays edited by Susan Turkle. She asks scientists and college science majors at Massachusetts Institute of Technology: ...more

500, #500, The 500th Post!

My 500th post...A total essay about my Daddy's bathroom remodel, a "trip" into Panera Bread, my sister and brother and responsiblity with children and parents.  Come read about my life, I guarantee it is, well, somewhat interesting.  ...more

That Relationship Thing

That Relationship Thing by Dawn Our schools are starting today and I’m in list making mode.  ...more

Wow, you're really maximizing lists.  Lists do help keep me on track and organized.  It's ...more

Fun Fact Friday - Super Bowl Facts

According to Las Vegas, the Super Bowl spread is currently at 7 points for the Steelers over Cardinals. In 1944 due to World War II, the Cardinals (then based in Chicago) combined with the Pittsburgh Steelers to play as ONE TEAM. That team was called Card-Pitt. The 2008 Super Bowl between the New York Giants and New England Patriots drew 97.5 million viewers, making it the second biggest event in U.S. television history, topped only by the 1983 series finale of M.A.S.H., which drew 106 million viewers. ...more

Teaching My Daughter to Lose

I volunteered to write on this subject, and I had no business doing so.  Would I let my daughter play competitive sports?  Yes.  Can I get her to play any type of sports?  No. Therein lies the rub. ...more

The thing I remember about losing is I will never be good at everything. I will never win at ...more

That's Not Cool

January 28, 2009 ...more

As a young lady growing up in this age of technology, things like "sexting" has ...more