There’s no such thing as a “bossy” boy. There are only leaders, future presidents who will, one day, replace the sand box with an oval office to do what they do best: lead, direct, be bosses. There are girls who do the same things ....more
Do you have a point-and-shoot camera that isn’t taking the kinds of pictures you want? Are you stuck shooting in your camera’s out-of-the-box settings, too afraid or too busy to learn how to do anything else?
If this sounds like you, then keep reading. There is hope, yet, with your point-and-shoot. Yes, without having to spend hundreds or even thousands more on a new DSLR camera, you can take amazing pictures with your camera.
In the upcoming weeks, you can find cast spotlights (Q&As) with each of this year’s DC 2014 cast members on the LTYM blog. This week, my interview is being featured on the site, so I hope you’ll come over and say “hello.” Along with learning about why I always include my middle initial in author credits, through reading my spotlight, you will learn other interesting things, things like my hopes for my daughters and about the moment in which I learned to see my mom as not just a mom, but as a woman, a human being, too. I hope I’ve peaked your interest with this and that you’ll stop by ....more
The night before, at around 6 pm, I had made up my mind. “I’m not going!” I told my sister in a phone call. And before she could answer with “why,” I jumped in with, “because I’m not prepared and I don’t want to do anything unprepared and….” I knew that this was a bad excuse and that it went against all my plans to be more courageous this year, less perfect, but I couldn’t help it ....more
1. Children are resilient. I heard this once as a new mom, but I figured it was just something that some parents said to get over some parenting mistakes, mistakes that I was sure, back then, I’d never make ....more
For me, my childhood, or memories of my childhood come in waves. A memory of making mud pies (and sometimes trying them) in the backyard of my childhood home comes sometimes when I see my daughters jump in the mud puddles that spill over from the sidewalks of our driveways. The way I felt in a conversation with my mother will come in instructing my own daughters to do things like not scream so loud before bedtime ....more
My mom always sings this with the girls, like always. And I mean ALWAYS. She says it was a required song to learn when she was in a child in the 60s and bemoans that “nowadays” children aren’t talk these kinds of classics and how the music teacher at her school is teaching Elvis classics and R& B hits from the 80s ....more
My oldest started a preschool class last year. It was the first she’s ever been to, and her going there was the first time we had ever really been apart…in (at that time) three years. That first day of her class, I cried ....more