Teaching High School Students...With Love

I gave my new students "the look," but they kept up with their behavior.  This is crazy.  In all my years of teaching, nothing works better to tame a wild class than "the look." It was brilliant because I never had to yell.  I could maintain a classroom with the threat of my silence.  I always had control.  Until now.  ...more
Beautifully written. What an illustration of the power of God's love as it poured out through ...more

"Gaslighting"- Another Name for Emotional Abuse

“Gaslighting” is a topic I posted about previously on Facebook. Heard about it from a blog I like, “Becoming Who You Are.”  Found the concept disturbing on many levels.What is gaslighting?People who use covert, undermining tactics to control others. Usually by instilling shame, guilt and even manipulating them into doubting reality.Who are they?Unfortunately gaslighters don’t glow in the dark. They’re not always easy to identify....more

I couldn't agree more with your statement on the economic times.

I read your posting on the economic times, and your ability to stay positive, and I couldn't agree more. I have been accused of being "PolyAnna" and the eternal optimist. The one thing I do know is that your thoughts create your reality. Yes, there is an abundance of negative information in the media, and people are facing some challenging times. There also is an abundance of incredible happenings going on in the world, It is up to you what you chose to focus on. ...more

Infertility Support

Coping with infertility is a difficult experience, and it is important to understand that you are not alone. There are women and men across the globe dealing with the very difficult problem of not being able to have a child for a myriad of reasons. Many doctors in the fertility business are purely about medical assistance and treatment. ...more

Practice Makes Perfect: Life and Business Lessons from a Child’s Video Games

My 5-year-old daughter was my inspiration.  She has been playing a hello kitty game on the computer.  She had easily gotten through the first three levels and kept asking me to do level 4 for her.  Well, level four ended up in my finishing the game, and she got so excited.   ...more

Do you want a Tight Ass?

Is it time to rejuvenate those New Year’s resolutions? Do you want be able to have a beautiful ass by the summer? Iowa Avenue challenges you to “Take off” to a Tighter Ass, for incentive to gain a tighter butt. Who doesn’t want that? Combining lunges and squats with your current aerobic workout, is the best way to a tight ass. How many lunges do you think you can do in a day? 10? 25? 50? 100? How many lunges and squats do you think you can do over the course of two months? Let’s find out…………………….:) Rules: ...more

New Mothers and Postpartum Depression

Warning: I am going to get on a soapbox here because I am SO VERY PASSIONATE about this subject. Screening for postpartum depression should be required practice by the delivering Ob-Gyn practice that delivers babies for every new mother.  It should be an included part of the "Well Mother and Baby" program that every insurance company and most Ob-Gyns offer.  ...more

Excellent points - it's like marriage: everyone spends time no the wedding; what about the ...more