Behavior modification

I'm actually kind of shocked that no one mentioned that the same lessons I want to teach my daughter, noted last week in my post Best behavior, would be just as valuable to┬ámy son. In fact, I was kicking myself for not acknowledging this in my post, because it's 100% true. In any case, something... Continue Reading →

Best behavior

Mothering a daughter is hard, especially a strong-willed, independent-thinking, highly emotional daughter. And most especially the teenage variety of said daughter. She's smart and funny and caring and I generally love being around her, but it's still challenging. I try to be conscious of my actions. After all, she's been watching me for the past... Continue Reading →

Thinking out loud

I'm really struggling with a project at work. Actually, the project itself is pretty straightforward; the problem is finding a common language with my work partner. Frankly, the situation has been really frustrating me. As much as I KNOW the effects language can have on a person, I'm not immune to them. I find it... Continue Reading →

Poll position

My state's primary elections took place today and it was a big deal. Probably not so much for everyone else, mind you, but today marked a milestone moment for me. When the election volunteer asked me which party's ballot I wanted this morning, for the first time in thirty years--three decades!--I gave a different answer... Continue Reading →

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