14 Things I Want My 14-Year-Old Daughter to Know {Part 1}

Just over two weeks ago my daughter turned fourteen. I just can't believe it! I feel like the clock is ticking faster and faster.  This month she'll be trying out for JV cheerleader.  Soon we'll be planning her class schedule for high school ... and I know once that first day of high school comes on August 7 I'll barely blink and we'll be looking at class rings and then prom dresses and planning for college. Like many moms I spend a fair amount of time wondering how many ways I've failed and ... [Read More]

10 Great Books for Moms

I've been writing a lot {okay, mostly}about parenting lately.  There are several reasons for that but the main one is, right now, it's just hard.  I think I might have mentioned before how much more challenging parenting a teenager is than I'd ever dreamed.  And I'm not alone.  I get phone calls and texts and emails almost every day from friends who are trying to navigate these tricky waters without going under and without losing their kids {and their minds!} to the riptides that keep popping ... [Read More]