women's history month role model

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about role models. I feel like it is especially important today to point out who good role models are for young girls. For instance, I’d prefer for my daughter to say she wants to grow up to be like Emma Watson and not like one of the Kardashians. Is there a woman you look to as a role model?       It might come as a surprise for me to admit that… Read more »

During the month of March, we celebrate Women’s History Month. My son recently asked why we have Black History Month and Women’s History Month. In his mind, there is no prejudice that would necessitate a special month. While I think this is a promising sign for the future of feminism, it also made me think a lot about the need to continue celebrating Women’s History Month.   From the dawn of time, women have been crucial to our history. We… Read more »

how to choose a college

It’s that time in the United States when high school juniors are starting to make a list of college to which they will apply and high school seniors are deciding which offer to accept for the fall semester. For some, the decision is easy because they have a dream school that accepts them and that they can afford to attend. For others, the decision can seem overwhelming and induce panic attacks. As a university professor who has applied to and… Read more »

creating a vision board

Vision boards have become increasingly popular over the last few years thanks to Pinterest. I’ve read a lot of articles about why you should have a vision board and what you should do with it, and this year I decided to finally make one. The one problem I had when creating my vision board was the fact that I don’t have a clear and definite focal point for the future, which is one of the main points of a vision… Read more »

This weekend I was lucky enough to be surrounded by nearly 6,000 young performing artists at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta. My sons participated in the festival for the third year. The purpose of the event is not necessarily to create 6,000 new Broadway actors and actresses but to use the power of musical theater to teach kids important lessons about creativity, self-confidence, and hard work. The funny thing is that every year I think I learn more than… Read more »

how to plan for your best year ever

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Did you read my last post about my theme for the next year? Along with deciding that 2017 would be my year to evolve, I set some goals for the new year. Whether you call them goals or resolutions, the number one reason for failure is a failure to plan. So, it’s true that a goal without a plan turns out to be nothing more than just a wish and a… Read more »