{Book Review} LIKED: Whose approval are you living for? by Kari Kampakis

Last week, Casiday looked at me and said, "I know you don't like when people talk about how many likes they have on social media, but my picture of Mamaw has over 100. Isn't that sweet?" I smiled at her because, for that one moment, I knew she'd been listening to all I've been telling her since we opened her first social media account when she turned 13. She may not agree or understand, but she has heard me repeat over and over that social media likes are not a measure of her value or ... [Read More]

Yik Yak … Yuck {Notes from an Overprotective Mom}

Three days ago I heard about Yik Yak because I am one of "those moms." You know, the ones who monitor my child's phone and social media and online activity. I downloaded the app to see what it contained and I was horrified by the language and attitudes displayed. I wasn't surprised that students in my daughter's high school cussed and were disrespectful of teachers. I wasn't even shocked at the graphic nature of "yaks" about sexual acts. Let's face it, all of that is on prime time television and ... [Read More]

I’m Tumbling … Join Me?

I mentioned a few months ago, that I had made a new friend. But I thought it might be a good time to remind you that you can subscribe to "The Rest of Me" ... my Tumblr blog. Especially over the next couple of weeks, I'll be using this easy way to share great posts, pictures, quotes and thoughts. And, while I'm mentioning places to find me ... I have a TeriLynneU.com facebook page and I would really be excited if you would "like" me there as well. So, click here to subscribe to my Tumblr ... [Read More]