How To Talk To Your Kids About Violence

How To Talk To Your Kids About Violence

AP DALLAS SHOOTINGS PROTEST DALLAS A USA TX“Mommy, Is a killer still on the loose?”

He hadn’t even had a chance to wipe the sleepiness from his gaze.  Yet fear was written all over his face.

My innocent child-awash in the violent reality that shattered our world overnight.

Drowning in fear and insecurity – he’s looking to me for answers.

Yet, I was grappling to gasp my own emotional breathe, my still-unprocessed grief and our new gut-wrenching reality we call our world.

How was I to answer his questions? What will I say to all my boys?

Here’s some tips for talking to your kids about violence.

The Selfie Generation: Entitled or Empowered?

The Selfie Generation: Entitled or Empowered?

FACE IT: The Selfie Is Here To Stay.

It’s as ubiquitous as are cell phones.

And isn’t it funny that today is “NATIONAL SELFIE DAY”?!

We live in a world where everyone thinks ‘it’s all about me’ – and that is especially – and acutely accurate for our kids, dubbed, “The Selfie Generation”.

But how do you prevent your child from thinking THEY are the center of the universe?

How To Get Fired As a Room Mom-Or In This Case How I Wasn’t HIRED as Room Mom!

OH. MY. GAWD. You have GOT to be kidding me! It’s the end of the school year – we are all DONE! DONE! DONE! It’s a juxtaposition of emotions: tears because our ‘babies’ are getting older and it’s going too fast and then the TERRIFYING reality hits: HOLY-OH-BABY-JESUS the kids are HOME, like ALL DAY, for the summer.  It’s good and bad. And then there’s wine.

I want to share one of the most hysterical stories with you about this year – along with one of my MOST POPULAR posts called: “How To Get Fired As A Room Mom”. I can now add: How NOT to get Hired as a Room Mom! You have to check this video and post – you will relate, you will understand, and most of all, you will LAUGH!! This is a MUST SEE and a MUST READ. You will Crack Up! I laughed so hard at all the irony I think I peed my pants,

The Empowered Mom TV Debuts!

It’s been a thrilling, exciting and yes, empowering journey…and today a MAJOR step as THE EMPOWERED MOM TV debuts! And The Empowered Mom Family of Companies continues its growth. Check this out: So, yes, it’s just a bit of a tease – that’s why the video on my phone was blurry- you have to tune…

“Just A Mom”?? Screw That! Mom IS the Most Empowered!

“JUST a Mom?” “Oh, you don’t work?” If one more person would’ve said those phrases- I might seriously go all Italian on them! Going from a high-profile, public career as an anchor and reporter to having 3 babies within 21 months-(yes, a set of twins in that mix)-to caring for 3 infants was, let’s just…

May The Fourth Be With You: And The Force EMPOWER You!

I want a lightsaber.  Like a REAL-LIFE lifesaver of EMPOWERMENT! With the ability to empower me, my kids, my family.  And defend against the dark side. Oh, that dark side. We’ll get to that. In another galaxy far, far away. (Okay, another day.) But today is HAPPY STAR WARS DAY! Which is essentially a NATIONAL…

Mid-Summer Mayhem, Summer Insanity and Things To Do in Dallas And The ‘Burbs

Let’s get real, people.  Are you like a lot of Moms at this point – about to kick the b— , err, the bored

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om out of your kids?

We’re all there.  Mid-Summer.  Mid-Fun. But Mid-Insane.

It’s the Mid-Summer Blues….  the “Mom, I’m Bored!” on loop.
But here’s some fun, tips, things to do in Dallas and The ‘Burbs.