Being a Good Role Model

I've been thinking a lot about the whole mean girl issue because my daughter is at an age where it all starts.   I want to protect her from all the hurt.  Sometimes I wish I could go back to when she was a baby, lay her on my chest and take a nap.  But, I can't and now I find myself with a prepubescent tween who is trying to figure it all out; she looks to me for answers. Sometimes I don't have them, but sometimes they are staring me right in the face....more

Wake Up Call

I've been thinking a lot about the whole mean girl issue because my daughter is at that age where it all starts.  Hormones raging, doors slamming, it's inevidable.   I want to protect her from it all; sometimes I wish I could go back to when she was a baby, lay her on my chest and take a nap. But, I can't and now I find myself with a prepubescent tween who is trying figure it all out.  She looks to me for answers and sometimes I don't have them, but sometimes the answers are starting me right in the face....more

That Girl

Sometimes I wonder if I'm a mean girl. I often see my reflection staring back at me when I watch my daughter maneuver through life. When I'm cranky and acting like a witch, so is she. It's scary, because the last thing I want is for her to be THAT GIRL; the last thing I want is to BE THAT GIRL. You know who I'm talking about; that one girl who seems to go out of her way to exclude, embarrass and make you feel pretty awful....more
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