You may remember that Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is on my summer reading list. I finished it in two days, and it was a fun summer read! The story is centered around a girl named Cath who just started college, and is thrown into that chaotic life adventure. Fortunately, Cath is not alone in because she has…her twin sister? Nope, that girl abandoned her. Cath has something even better…her fandom. She is a beloved fan fic writer in a fandom… Read more »

talk to teens about terrorism

Last night a bomber attacked a crowd of teens and parents of young girls leaving an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The news came as a particular shock to us because my daughter and I had attended Ariana’s concert in New Orleans just a few weeks ago. My daughter is a huge Ariana Grande fan. So, this is probably the first time that a terrorist attack has touched her in a personal way.   As parents of teens, we’ve… Read more »

my first concert

Attending your first proper concert is a right of passage. It is part of the process of defining yourself, your tastes, and coming of age in the modern world. Last week I got to take my daughter to Atlanta for her first proper concert (not counting The Wiggles even though those guys rock…haha!) as a gift for her 13th birthday. She is a huge Troye Sivan fan, and she made me listen to enough of his music that I became… Read more »