the social part of social media

My husband had a cold last week and my daughter is recovering from strep throat. I’ve been super tired and overly paranoid that I might be getting sick. I don’t have time to be sick right now; I need to buy groceries! Clean things! Prepare for Christmas! Poor me. I was feeling not quite awake enough […]

My Right to Vote

I have to be honest – I struggled with whether to include this in my #30DaysofThanks series as I wasn’t even sure I was going to vote today. I’m so jaded when it comes to politics lately. I see link after link shared on Facebook, many that are just plain false – and these links […]

Why I Make My Kids Use iThings

As a GenX mom with a fondness for all things Montessori, technology for my children’s use has never been a priority in my life. In fact, I’ve been limiting their screen time since birth. We even pared our cable down to only the basics so I wouldn’t be tempted to turn on Disney Junior to entertain the girls […]

Why The #IceBucketChallenge Worked

For what it’s worth, my personal preference is to avoid all viral-Facebook-related things. I don’t tag folks to do this or that. I don’t participate when tagged. It’s just really not my thing. Also Facebook is not my favorite. However, when my kids were called out to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a few […]

31 Days: The Final Touches

Hair. Makeup. Jewelry. Shoes. Often these are the afterthoughts, thrown together at the last minute before rushing out the door. However, if you are not giving these final touches the same thought and attention you gave the rest of your outfit, you are missing an opportunity to look and feel your best. HAIR I personally […]