Books, Parenting

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

“Courage = Doing the hard thing in the presence of fear.” – Laurie Halse Anderson A few weeks ago, I attended a writer’s conference in Denver. Laurie Halse Anderson, author of the award winning young adult novel Speak and many other amazing books, was the keynote. I’m reading Speak now along with my daughter. It’s… Continue reading Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson


Talking to Kids about Consent

As a parent, I’ve tried to cultivate a home that encourages open, honest discussion about all topics. I keep my responses appropriate for my kid’s age and stage of development, but I welcome questions and often bring up topics that are important to understand. Several years ago, we started talking about consent. Recent news stories… Continue reading Talking to Kids about Consent