My Sons Are More Than Their Permanent Outerwear

I wrote this post originally in August 2014. I decided to republish it upon learning of the story of 18-year-old DeShawn Currie being pepper sprayed inside of his home by North Carolina police after he was mistaken for a burglar.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...more

Prom: It's More Than Just a Dance

It’s prom season around our house. My seventeen-year-old son is a prom pro. He’s been to so many in the past few years, I don’t even need to give him the Prom Speech.  He knows the drill and I trust him. This year, however, his fifteen-year-old sister was invited to the prom. Funny how different my reaction was; I said, “No!”...more
Sometimes I think parents are entirely too quick to put their own issues on children. My prom ...more