Jerry Sandusky: A Wake-Up Call


If you've been following my blog recently, you know that I've been focusing a lot on the prevention of child sexual abuse.  It's something I'm passionate about and the tragedy at Penn State has only intensified my commitment to help put an end to this epidemic once an for all. To that end I recently became an Authorized Facilitator of the Darkness to Light Stewards For Children Child Sexual Abuse ... read more

Mind Organization For Moms


Many years ago my brother tried to tell me that Dave Ramsey could change my financial life.  I didn't believe him at the time.  In fact, it wasn't until we had paid our last car payment and could scream "we're debt free" that I was truly a believer.  Fast forward a couple of years and my baby brother was at it again.  This time telling me that David Allen's Getting Things Done program could help ... read more

Recipe To Sisterhood

Recipe To Sisterhood

Yesterday my blog post was all about big brother, but today we're focusing on the girls!  My 12 year old daughter wrote this beautiful recipe for sisterhood earlier this month, and I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with all of you.  Enjoy! Thank you LRD for this precious poem and for being such a great big sister! ... read more

Serious 4 Series: 15 Series Books Boys Will Love To Read


My son is an avid reader.  Anyone who knows my firstborn knows that he always has his head buried in a book.  His love for reading series books started in the 2nd grade with Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. My grandparents gave it to him when he was about two years old, long before he was old enough to read.  Although my husband and I had tried reading it aloud to him at the time, for one ... read more

Got a Brain? Then You’ve Got Mental Health!


May is Mental Health Month and in an effort to raise awareness, people from all over the country are blogging about mental health today.  Always one to like talking about all things mental, I knew this was one blog party I wouldn't want to miss. Just last week I spoke to a group of fifth graders at a local elementary school about what it was like to be a child psychologist.  I like going to ... read more