It’s official: over 2 billion people are connected on Facebook.* We live in a hyper-connected world. Being connected has never been so easy. We live in a hyper-connected world. When we’re so focused on online connections, it’s hard to be present in the world right in front of us. This is creating a loneliness epidemic.
What happens when we grow up that makes it harder to make and keep friendships? Life! A good friend was feeling kind of isolated and disconnected, and asked me “why is it so hard to make friends as a grownup?” If you’ve ever felt this way, join the club.
Life is full of changes. Friendships evolve and change as we “adult” our way through life. Transitions impact relationships. Marriage, divorce, having kids, illness, infertility, kids leaving home, careers, death, addiction, relocating, aging parents,...these are just a few of the situations that create disconnect. Yet, they also create opportunities for new connections.
Parenting gets very real for parents of high school kids in the spring. I’ve been talking to moms and dads who are trying not to freak out about their kids heading off into the world on their own. Are they ready? Are you? Here’s a crash course in what you’ll want your kids to know before they leave the nest.
Graduation and prom season is here, along with parties to celebrate the important milestones. This is the time of year when parents face a perennial challenge: whether to serve alcohol to underage partiers. An avoidable drinking and driving tragedy stuck my hometown when I was in college, and had a huge impact on my parenting.
When you’re planning a party, here’s an appetizer that’s simple, easy and delicious. These are the perfect solution. One key to hosting a fun event is that you get to enjoy your guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen cooking and cleaning. Here’s your ticket.
Marinated fresh mozzarella and cherry tomato kabobs are one of my favorite go-to appetizers. No cooking skills required. Really!
You know them, they’re everywhere - the givers and the doers. People with big hearts and a commitment to making a difference in the world. The world needs motivated, get-things-done folks to make things happen at home, at school, and in the community. If you’re nodding along, I’ll take a wild guess that you’re an honorary member of the Women Who Do Too Much Club.
I love starting my day with smoothies! This quick and easy smoothie tastes delicious. It’s full of protein and antioxidants to get your day off to a clean and energetic start. The combination of protein, greens, berries and healthy fats from nuts will fill you up. Skip the pricey protein powders and go for the real deal with this shake.