What do Parents Need to Know About Cyber-bullying?

What is cyber-bullying? If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you may remember that we’ve had our fair share of “mean girls” and various forms of bullying. The first time that I felt a need to step in was […]

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Dear Teens: Life is Harsh and Other Things You Need to Know

Life Lessons for Teens We’re 5 years into this teenage thing with another 6 years ahead of us and there are some days that I am as clueless as I was when they were babies and toddlers. At least when they were little […]

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A Letter to the Class of 2017 on Your Last, First Day of School

To My High School Senior, So here we are. The moment you’ve been waiting for and the moment I, as well as many other parents, have been dreading since your first day of Kindergarten. Today is the first day of your Senior […]

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Back to School Supply Lists for High School and Middle School

I hate to bust your summer bliss bubble, but it’s August and while it’s still early in August, everyone knows what’s looming around the corner… Back to School. Hey. Don’t kill the messenger – I’m just reporting the facts. And while you […]

Five on Friday – 5 Lessons for High School

I can’t believe that I’m writing this. Today is the day when this little girl closes the chapter on another part of her life and graduates from middle school. I cannot believe that I will be the mother to a High School […]

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Dealing with the Freshman Blues

This is the #iPPP of the week that makes me a little sad: I’m not sure how this happened. I swear it was just last year that we were in PA getting her ready for half day kindergarten at Mill Creek Elementary. […]

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Social Media and the Death of Social Meetings

This past weekend was my 25th High School reunion. Other than the perplexing thought of “how can it be that 25 years have passed since I graduated high school” we had a great time catching up as most of us haven’t seen […]

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All the World is a Stage

I love the theatre. My first (only) professional role was in the 5th grade at the Barn Dinner Theatre. I played Ngana, the daughter of Emile de Becque in South Pacific. to this day, I can sing every single word of every […]

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