This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are my own. This November ushers in my 40th year on the planet. When I recall some of my best times, those beloved teenage years immediately come rushing back. Turning 13 was exhilarating! Turning 16 was freedom! Turning 18 ... » Learn More about I Forgot How Hard It Is Being a Teenager
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Remember when we were excited to bid farewell to 2019, hopeful and optimistic for the New Year? Then 2020 hit and we were all: via GIPHY Every time I want to bury my head in the sand, deflated and defeated by current events, I'm inspired by someone else's fight for a better ... » Learn More about Failing Forward
“Often, when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” Fred Rogers I love me some Mister Rogers. He always had a knack of saying so much with so few words. He just...got it. I remember watching him as a child (what's up, crayon factory!) and ... » Learn More about Mister Rogers Says Tomorrow is Today
It all began with the clown light on the ceiling of my nursery. Even as a wee one in my crib, I vividly remember that clown's crazy eyes and light bulb nose. I eventually threw something at the light and broke it because I'm a problem-solver, that's why. But then, my mom dressed me as a clown for ... » Learn More about Tips for Tolerating Halloween, From a Former California Raisin
When we brought baby #2 home in May of 2011, there were a bunch of strange men waiting for us at the house. Guess it’s relevant to note that my husband had hired them to begin digging for a swimming pool. I never would’ve guessed my husband, who hates the water, would want to be responsible for ... » Learn More about Peace of Mind is Priceless (and maybe free if you win!)