Discipline, Respect, & Expectations: Three Things Kids Need In This Crazy World Today

Today we are going to talk about children, discipline, respect, and expectations. First let me say, my heart goes out to every victim, every loved one, and every first responder who was involved in the recent school shootings. There are no words that can truly ease the pain of what these people have gone and are still going through. Because of these recent tragedies, there have been a rash of threats made toward grade schools, middle schools, and high schools {Read More}

Make-Up and a Musical and Our Journey Into Confidence

Confidence means “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” Some people seem to be born with it. Some develop it very quickly. I think for most everyone, confidence is directly related to life events–whether past or present. Good things happen, confidence rises. Bad things happen, it plummets straight into a deep dark abyss. People sometimes confuse the ability to adapt to different situations and insert oneself into random conversations as confidence. That’s not {Read More}

Why I Am Choosing To Forgive the Person Who Said a Cruel Thing About My Child

Both of my boys have birthdays soon.  I will only have one teenager left after that.  I have grown children.  And I can’t always protect them. Shamefully, that has always been the case.  Oh, we have all done our best to make sure they were physically safe.  Emotionally, I couldn’t always be there to protect them from other people and their thoughtless words or actions.  That’s normal.  I know that.  We all have to learn to fix our own problems {Read More}