Why I Quit Private Facebook Groups

24 hours ago I was a member of approximately 20 private or secret Facebook groups. Some of the groups revolved around mom blogging, others were for Stumbleupon, others were regional and others weren’t particularly homogenous, we just happened to “know” each other. I logged onto Facebook on my birthday and had the standard notes from friends, real friends, but I noticed that the folks in my groups were wishing Lady Gaga a happy birthday. Because ya know, Lady Gaga is as real to them as I am. I took a …

What Every Volleyball Mom Should Know

A little note to the Volleyball Moms out there. Jane is playing volleyball these days and it’s just terrific. It’s a sport that kids come to a little later so there’s less parental involvement on the court than there is with other sports. I may have just lucked out with Jane’s particular group but the volleyball parents are absolutely wonderful. The coaches are also amazing. As amazing as volleyball is I need every parent to know why there should be no cameras at your daughter’s volleyball matches. These are Jane’s …

I’m Changing My Email Address

Periodically I change email addresses. My inbox is a beast and I’m unable to find an email from my mother that I actually need. Most of the emails have zero value and I know people think I’m exaggerating when I take to social media to complain about ridiculous PR emails. This one you really have to see to believe. Hi Jessica, I wanted to follow up with you on the following for any upcoming Mother’s Day Gift Guides or stories. Please let me know if this is something of interest …

I Don’t Even Know What Oprah Just Converted Me To

So I’m at this lifeclass and I’m watching Oprah Winfrey and Bishop TD Jakes turn lives around. It’s part talk show, it’s part sermon and part intervention. I never in a million years thought that I’d be willing to listen to the message of a mega church (I’m sorry I still don’t know what a bishop actually IS). But the messages are universal, motherhood is hard, you’ve got to be surrounded by great people if you’re going to be great. Jimmy Graham’s story is incredible and if you only turn …

Bishop TD Jakes and Oprah’s LifeClass in St. Louis

I’m here live blogging from Oprah’s Lifeclass and Bishop T.D. Jakes is talking about passion coming from pain. “The losing of you was the discovery of me”. He’s an incredibly dynamic speaker and I’m listening to him one by one give confidence and hope to an audience of thousands, not including the tens of thousands watching live on the internet and who knows how many who will see the show on OWN. In the span of about two minutes he had given accolades to every part of womanhood, from mothers …