Barbie Gets Real

Can Barbie Get Real? For many years I wrote and spoke about body image and I had a few Barbie Dolls that traveled with me. During my speeches, I would hold them up and say, “I believe these dolls set a standard for perfection that is unattainable for any human and gives your young daughters…

How To Keep The Peace On Thanksgiving

Do You Want To Keep The Peace On Thanksgiving? Norman Rockwell’s version of Thanksgiving does not happen in any family that I know. Unfortunately, holidays are often a time of stress and arguing. This year, as you gobble a turkey leg (pun intended) and squabble with your relatives, you might once again realize that Family…

Success in Modeling?

Modeling is a tough business for anyone and especially a teenager. Two On The Town, a Los Angeles television show, did a feature on modeling. The introduction stated that it is not enough just to be beautiful—that height, weight and bone structure alone will not make you a model. They posed the question, “What does…

Homeschooling – Making It Work!

Are You Homeschooling? I was a homeschool mom for over two decades. Yikes! We survived and lived to tell about it. Stranger still – my own children are schooling their offspring. Here’s an article I wrote a few years back about making it work. *This article was originally published at Crosswalk.com. “We want to go to…

Lower Your Expectations

I laughed when I saw this at the store because “Lower your expectations and then you won’t be disappointed” is something my friend, Nancy, and I say to each other. Lower your expectations in THINGS THAT DO NOT MATTER! Give Grace where you can and encouragement when you can. Love all those imperfect quirky humans…