Have you ever been the new kid? Have you stood around at an event where you didn’t know anyone pretending to be on your phone? When I was little, one of my greatest fears was moving because I panicked at the thought of being totally ignored or excluded. As we begin a new school year (enjoy the 1st day of school picture of my four oldest babies), I thought it was appropriate to spend some time reflecting on both being and welcoming a stranger.(more…)
Shortly after my husband and I started dating, one of his sisters tried to embarrass him by telling me he likes to sing and dance in front of the bathroom mirror (to a 90’s boy band, I’m certain). I just thought it was cute.
What kinds of things do we do when nobody is there is see? On the other hand, how do we act differently because we know people are watching?(more…)