Talking About Sex With Teens

My Mother never told me about my period and she certainly never gave me the birds and bees talk. When I started my period and she finally found out, she bought me some pads and nothing else was said. I asked friends and looked up things in the medical books at the public library. IContinue reading “Talking About Sex With Teens”

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Do you remember the first time an adult asked you that question? I did not even know what it meant to “grow up” really. I then wondered what they were talking about – I am already ME so why would I change? I’m having to ask my 15 year old similar questions as she preparesContinue reading “What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?”

One Time In English Class

Since I have never been to band camp I never get to start a story with “One time in band camp. . .” so I’m going to tell you a story about a time when I was a high school English teacher. In the 7 years of teaching from 1991-1998 I have amassed some amusingContinue reading “One Time In English Class”

Snow Cometh!

Hail all frozen water lovers! Glory to the atmospheric temperature fairies who anointed us with below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (or 0 Celcius) and the minimum amount of moisture in the air that allowed my children to experience this “magic” we call SNOW! (insert Holy Grail music here). LOL Our ground temperature is still warm soContinue reading “Snow Cometh!”

One is Silver and the Other Gold

If you are young enough to have been a Daisy Scout or if you are old enough to have a kid in Daisy Scouts, you have heard the cute Make New Friends song that goes: “Make new friends, but keep the old. . .One is silver and the other gold. A circle is round, itContinue reading “One is Silver and the Other Gold”