Tag Archive: respect

On losing my perspective and getting it back again

I got knocked down. Completely out of breath. My direction unknown to me. All perspective lost. All I wanted to do in those moments of fear, hurt, and humiliation was to hide. To gather up my little family, lock our doors and keep those cruel words at bay. But they assaulted me at every turn….

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Boys Will Be Boys?

This is more of a question than a statement. As mother to a newly crowned six year old, this popular refrain weighs heavily on my mind. I had never given the notion that “boys will be boys” much credence. It’s a sentiment I’d often hear from parents observing their own boys pushing or shoving each…

Boys Will Be Boys?

This is more of a question than a statement. As mother to a newly crowned six year old, this popular refrain weighs heavily on my mind. I had never given the notion that “boys will be boys” much credence. It’s a sentiment I’d often hear from parents observing their own boys pushing or shoving each…

A Sign of the Times…”Screaming Children Will Not be Tolerated!”

Have you seen or heard about this lately? A North Carolina restaurant has posted a sign on their window that reads: “Screaming Children will NOT be tolerated!” And yes, it is written exactly like that. I approach this issue with great trepidation as there seems to be a huge divide between supporters of this sign…

Lessons From The Yogurt Lady

Poor yogurt lady, She has no idea I keep harping on her, but surprisingly, I learned a few things from her.  (By the way, that’s an olive branch…I’m extending it.)  If you have no idea who I’m talking about, click here, for the juicy details about our grocery store mishap. Okay, here’s what I learned: There are…