So, how do you know when it is discrimination or just politics? Or both?

So, my daughter is talented. Big time. She got a drama award at her school last week and in March, an ensemble award in a theater group she is in, and last summer, an ensemble award. She is told in every play or skit or acting class that she attends that she is the most…

So, Changing it up today-5 things to consider when parenting…

Tell Donโ€™t Ask I think one of the things that bugs me the most about parents is that they ask the opinion of their children whom are not even in 1st grade. Sometimes the kids havenโ€™t even been out of diapers for long. So my advice as a child education specialist for over 15 years,…

So, I am not a “woe is me” kind of girl, but my family really sucks… (warning this is long)

So, I don't have a great family. I don't really talk about it a lot. My mom has helped me a lot over the last 8-10 years as I have been a single mom and have had contract jobs and have needed financial help from time to time. But I have always been the kid…

So, is inclusiveness always the right choice for everyone? (and no this not about race)

So, I am sure you have heard in the news far too often about kids getting bullied. Some victims take things in their own hands in the form of school shootings and some just suffer in silence. Both ways are horrible. Because shooting up a school doesn't fix the hurt caused by being abused and…

So, an opinion (rant) on today’s parenting styles…

So, because I have worked with children nearly my entire life, I have seen it all. I have seen: the over-pampered, the overachiever, the total underachieverย , the troubled, you name it. I have been babysitting since I was 11, which is several decades at this point! I don't really share my age, but I will…

So, it is harder surviving the wilds of the DMV than one might think… (warning, long and snarky)

So, the title of this post might be misleading. For those of you who arenโ€™t a resident of the DC area or are not DC savvy, the DMV stands for D.C., Maryland, Virginia. I am sure that when you clicked on the post you thought Department of Motor Vehicles. I totally get it. So: Chevy…

So, life is unfair in love, war and apparently acting!

So, I know that life is not balanced. Not everyone wins all of the time. But my kid has worked her arse off in acting for the last 4 or more years. She has taken monologue classes, private acting lessons, camps, community theatre and then larger venues. She has been in crap plays, excellent musicals,…

So, do we really change that much after middle school?

So, my sweet and innocent daughter (she really is), got caught up in a not so nice group chat for her theater camp last night. One unsavory chick called out a person saying that they stink and don't have good hygeine- yadda, yadda, yadda. She didn't say who they were, but she was being incredibly…

So, is there a fine line between positivity and being unrealistic and realism and negativity?

Okay, my kid is "in" acting. Meaning that she has been to a lot of classes and workshops over the last few years and has been in a couple of productions. She has auditioned for a few movie roles and commercials and she either did not get them because of distance, she wasn't fit for…

So, I am trying to get closer to Jesus, and I got “tested” at the movies again…More bad parents :(

I was split up at movie theaters from my daughter and her 2 friends because Paddington was almost sold out. So, I sat 2 rows from the back and she sat on the front row with an older friend and the friend's brother sat a row nearby. The whole movie I could hear several children…