Every parent dreads that phone call, that email, that conference…. the one where it starts out with another adult saying Mr. or Mrs. in front of your last name, followed by, “we need to talk about little (insert child’s name here)” and that sinking, heavy oatmeal feeling in your gut.


6-year-old suicide prevention

I would like to preface this post with a disclaimer – my six year old did NOT attempt suicide. Suicide is a very serious situation and I do NOT take the concept lightly.  I grew up with a suicidal mother, who’s grandmother had ended her own life.  It’s in the family, and I don’t joke […]

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places…

If you’ve ever had your heart broken by someone, or even experienced the soul sinking feeling that your intense feelings of affection are either misguided or worse yet, not reciprocated… you should naturally not want anyone you love to experience anything like that.