Tomorrow is the first day of school in my neck of the woods. New clothes, new school supplies, new haircuts, new experiences, new beginnings. And in our home, a new tradition is starting. Or more accurately, a new daily after-school question, complements of Condoleezza Rice. I remember once hearing an interview Rice gave where she shared a… Continue reading Set Your Child Up for Success with this One Question
Elizabeth Gilbert on Selfish Several years ago I saw Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, speak in Dallas. She was absolutely mesmerizing. She was smart, funny, articulate, and if you looked closely, I swear you could see her mind working; there was a quickness and spark that was almost visible, even from way in the back.… Continue reading Selfish, Selfish, Selfish!
Irresistibly sweet Girl Scouts, parked at tables outside of grocery store entrances, walking door-to-door, with their irresistibly sweet voices, luring you to buy their irresistibly sweet cookies. Except that…irresistibly sweet I am not. It takes everything in me not to snap, “No, thank you! I DON’T want your stinkin’ cookies!” First, I don’t like the… Continue reading Step Into Your Power