Archive for July 2013

Parenting Teens: It's Hard to Let Go

Whenever I tell someone I have three teenagers, I usually get one of those “oh-my-gawd-that’s-the-hardest-time-of-parenthood” looks.  It’s usually followed by horror stories if they’ve already been down that path. For the most part, I’ve been blessed with three teens who haven’t given me too much trouble.  For me, the hardest part of this motherhood-of-teens stuff... Read more »

Signing With Harry Styles at the One Direction Concert

This is a guest post from my daughter, Lauren Putz,  and her friend, Lauren Holtz:  Lauren Holtz and Lauren Putz We’d been waiting for more than a year since we’d bought our tickets for the One Direction concert. As we are both deaf and speak American Sign Language (ASL) fluently, we knew we wanted to... Read more »

Harry Styles Signs to Deaf Fans at the One Direction Concert

“Mom, Harry Styles signed to us at the One Direction concert!”  My daughter picked me up from the airport and couldn’t wait to tell me about the concert.  Her face glowed and she trembled with excitement.  For over a year, Lauren and her friend, Lauren Holtz, waited for this special night.  The tickets were bought,... Read more »
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I Want Your Life!

I ran into an old friend at a graduation party and we played catch up.  Actually, I played catch up, my friend already knew everything about me.  “I read every post you put up on Facebook,” he said. “You’re always traveling somewhere speaking, writing or barefoot water skiing. You always look like you’re having fun. I’m jealous–... Read more »