Stop the Grandma Bashing

Here's the ad that got me started:...more

Stop the Grandma Bashing

Here's the ad that got me started:<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> It's not the only one out there.  Christmas ads this year seem rife with granny-bashing ads.[...more

Past Post-Election Scars

A long ago memory woke me a 4:15 a.m....more

Flexibility as Part of Holiday Tradition

 I like reading "Dear Abby," the same way I like reading the Horoscope or guessing how old the celebrities are on their birthday (I give myself ±2 years for a "correct" guess. Did you know Gloria Steinem is close to Mom's age than mine?)No, Abby, No. Oh Abby, you got this one so wrong....more

The Future of Education is in the Hands of Teachers Like This

This week I sat down with Seth Brady, one of the 12 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalists.  Disclaimer:  Yes, Seth is my son, the same son ...more

You Can Teach Yourself Anything with YouTube

A month ago, my son told me that he learned how to fix his built-in oven by watching a YouTube video.  I knew WordPress had great tutorial videos, and I embed YouTube videos in loads of my posts, but I never thought of using it for fixing cars, or ovens, or window shades.  Well, I do have  broken window shade.  So hey, why not? ...more
@Kpvega My grandkids showed me "old people dance gangnam style."  Beware of the "old people ...more

39 Years after Roe v Wade: Revisiting the Supreme Court Decision

Every year, on the anniversary of Roe v Wade, I set out to share my opinion.  Every year I chicken out.  I know my opinion is sure to anger both my pro-life and my pro-choice friends, many of whom see things through a black-and-white, all-or-nothing lens.  As in so many things in life’s journey, this issue a complex one. ...more

Realizing That Moms Are "Real"

Erm...WOW! this post is amazing :) I love the way you've captured how a young girl things about ...more

Looking for Other Little Girls' Stories

After one year of blogging, I invite others who were once a little girl to tell their stories.  Here's all you have to do:  E-mail me a story about something from your childhood; something that had a lesson learned, either in the moment or through the lens of time and reflection. Darn it all, there are rules to everything: 1.   1,000 words or less. 3.  Keep it light.  No severe childhood traumas like child abuse, murder, or molestation. 4.  No lying.  It's not nice to lie....more

Everyone is Beautiful. So Difficult to Acknowledge.

Here I am with one day one Canaan. Canaan makes an even dozen grandchildren. Now that's beautiful. (I'm happy with the way I look, too.) ...more
 @TheBlackTortoise LOL!  If only my rear-end slimmed down, I'd be thrilled.   :)more