Things I Wish I Had Believed in High School

Sometime this fall, right around the time that Baby "Florken" (or the "Blorken" as many of you have been referring to it) makes its appearance, I'll likely get an invite to my 10-year high school reunion....more
Too many things.more

12 Things I'd Tell My High School Self

I had a terrible time sleeping the other night, and a lot of times when I can’t sleep, I think of random blog post ideas ... this is one of those posts....more
All so true!  I would tell myself to stop trying to please everyone and do what I want to do. I ...more

Remember When...

Oh high school. For some of the world, it was prime time but for others (ahem, myself included) it was a time filled with a severe case of awkwardness. Let's take a time machine back to circa 2005-2009 and get to know young high school Ashliegh... …I thought it was cool to dye my hair pink and learn to skateboard…...more

Does your son play high school football? Now brain changes are occurring even WITHOUT concussions

My 7-year-old son told me again last night that he plans to be a football player. Actually, he said, "I'm going to be a football player and then an engineer." The timing couldn't have been been better (or worse, depending how you look at it), considering that college football player Kosta Karageorge just killed himself citing concussions for messing with his mind."Maybe you should be an engineer FIRST, then play football," I suggested. "Because playing football can really damage your brain and you'll need it to be an engineer." ...more

5 Things Your High School Freshman Wants You to Know

A few weeks ago, on our last summer afternoon, my girls and I escaped the heat by heading to our local movie theater. As we stood waiting in line at the snack counter, my soon-to-be freshman took hold of her younger sister’s wheelchair, took the movie tickets from my hand, and called over her shoulder, “I got Zoe, Mom, we’ll go grab our seats.” ...more
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Homeschooling a child with behavior issues...well he really doesn't have those

So my son is starting his first day of homeschooling tomorrow.  I am so excited, but at the same time terrified because he is in the 10th grade and Ifinally decided to take him out of public school after years of his not being able to function.  For many years we were told he was a child with behavior problems.  He couldn't sit still, he was not able to pay attention in class, he had ADHD...blah blah blah blah.  My son has always been afflicted with one issue, he is an African American/Black boy.  That was it....more

Ten things I've learned in the 10 years I've been out of high school

1. Water is everything. Omg this is the first thing that came to mind HA! It's so true. I feel myself losing hydration and water is the root to so many ailments. Headache? Hungry? Sluggish? Can't commit to Essie Madison AveHUE or Cute as a Button? Water cures it %90 of the time. ...more

Generation Frustrations: Understanding the Generational Divide

Originally posted on ChapterTK.comWhen I was in high school, I had a lot of pride for my poems. While I was afraid to share any of them until the end of my grade school education, I still had a lot of pride in them. It’s funny looking back and seeing just how young I sound....more

Big, fat, hairy lies

A glance at the clock jarred me. I had to get changed and leave as soon as possible to make it back to the high school on time.After donning a frumpy pink dress, I looked in the mirror. While not flattering, it didn’t reveal every roll of fat on my torso. A quick analysis of my cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose showed no new zits for once.But then there was my hair. It hung limply around my face, still damaged from pointless junior high perms. It was oily, but there was no time to wash and dry it before the spring band concert....more