Author Archive | Christie

We Can Disagree... Respectfully

We Can Disagree… Respectfully

There are certain trends I can get behind. Accepting leggings as pants? Yes, please! Binge watching TV shows? Um, is there a better way to watch television? The trend I’m noticing lately, however, is not one I can get behind. It’s the idea that something can only be accepted as true if it’s wrapped up […]

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More Than Just a Facebook Image

More Than Just a Facebook Image

A friend of mine recently felt the need to clarify her choice of Facebook profile image in a status update. She was worried her photo choice would be misconstrued as supporting, or not supporting, a current group and cause. The need for her to justify this caused me to wonder… When did our personal choice […]

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To My Teenage Daughter: I See You

To My Teenage Daughter: I See You

Believe it or not, the above images were taken on the same day. One depicting my 15-year-old daughter as the little girl I’ve always known. The other a stark reminder that she’s growing up faster than my mind can process. Much like her transition into womanhood, I’m stuck between being the mom I’ve always been […]

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A Day in the Life of a Teenage Gamer

A Day in the Life of a Teenage Gamer

As a mother of two tech-savvy teenagers, I’ve had my fair share of experiences in the world of video games. From the Nintendo DS providing entertainment in the backseat, to family tennis on the Wii, to the intense world of Minecraft, and finally, to the more advanced gaming systems of today, I’ve seen it all. […]

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Thank You, Wonder Woman

Thank You, Wonder Woman

Growing up, I never missed an episode. In an age where DVR, Netflix, and On Demand didn’t exist, I made sure to be seated right in front of the television as soon as the opening theme music played. Wonder Woman. She was my hero, and I watched her religiously while my mom cooked dinner in […]

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Not Everything is a Life Lesson

“Life isn’t fair.” “Being a kid is easy. Wait until you have to deal with adult things.” I would imagine if you walked into any household across America, you’d hear parents uttering one or both of the above statements to the frustrated groans of their children. There’s a reason why sayings like this have lasted the […]

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College Bound: What Will I Tell My Daughter vs. My Son?

I woke up Saturday morning wondering if I should be there marching with the millions of women who turned out across the globe. I wondered if I should be counted as one who showed up in solidarity for Women’s Rights and if I should’ve put my 14-year-old daughter on a plane so she could be […]

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Am I Getting This Whole ‘Parenting’ Thing Right?

The day we brought our daughter home from the hospital, there was a moment in the late hours of the night where the importance of it all sunk in. As I looked at her through sleepy, love-filled eyes, I wondered aloud, “Will I be good enough?” Flash forward 14 years, and the narrative has changed slightly. […]

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