Melissa Lasko

Melissa Lasko, once a communications professional, currently stays home with her 3 girls, attempting to masquerade as the "McGyver" of motherhood.  She documents her frequently comical and occasionally insightful journey at http://abrokencompass.com.

Rock Climbing: My Confident Girl Met Her Match and Conquered

Kate's awesome Daisy troop leader organized a great outing for the troop: Rock climbing. I, for one, thought it was a fantastic idea. And it couldn't have come at a better time for my girl. Ever since Hubby/Daddy and I left for Kaua'i, my Kate has lost a bit of her... Kate-ness. Her perpetual sunny-ness, her verve, her spunk, her "nothing's gonna stop me" presence. I figured that a rock climbing expedition (in a safe, controlled environment) could be just the perfect thing to re-instate her unflappable composure. ...more