When was your best snow-day ever? There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned blizzard to remind me of the giddiness I felt when as a child, I unbelievably, was the first to make snow prints in our tiny pristine Chicago backyard.
Let’s face it. When it comes to forging romantic or sexual relationships between men and women, we still have plenty of work to do.
I'm not a Scrooge. I'm a Mom and I know what's coming: the lists, the time-crunch, the "traditions"......
Bottom line - your kid is not going to Harvard. Or Yale. Or Princeton. It’s okay. You can face it. Honestly, you’ve probably had a sinking feeling that this may have been the case all along.
If she is between the ages 14 and 24, chances are she was hit on, flirted with, ogled, grabbed, demeaned or hooted at in the last month. These unwanted interactions are ubiquitous to adolescent girls and young women.
At this time of year, parents and young children may look tired, but teenagers tend to look sullen. I see the masks that teens wear, and I respect that. The life of a teenager is hard.
The truth is, nobody gets through middle school unscathed. Aware or not, the shame of exclusion is carried with us.