This is Life, Based on a True Story

This one is for the girls

Oct 26, 2016 / 11:00 am

In my never-ending saga of life with a 16-year-old daughter, the full impact of needing to have close women friends hit me full force this past week. After a...

Tales from a worried mom

Oct 12, 2016 / 11:00 am

I was told recently that I make parenting look simple, especially for a single parent. This person said my columns allude to having kids who don’t cause...

Big-kid bullies

Sep 28, 2016 / 11:00 am

Anti-bullying campaign isn't working Horrified. Sad. Angry. Protective. Proud. These are the emotions I experienced upon learning about a situation at my...

Making of an angry parent

Sep 14, 2016 / 11:00 am

“Why are people your age always so mad at people our age?” That was the question my 16-year-old threw at me while I was ranting at her and her...

Teachers' advice

Aug 31, 2016 / 12:00 pm

A few months ago, I was given an assignment; get into the minds of teens. Sleuth where necessary. Learn the lingo. But do whatever I had to in order to get them...

The toughest job

Aug 24, 2016 / 11:00 am

Gen X parents have a tougher job of raising their kids than previous generations. And it's our fault. I know, every generation before us has claimed they...

Kelowna's singles scene

Aug 10, 2016 / 4:00 pm

There’s a white elephant in Kelowna’s proverbial living room. In my first column, I asked you to send me your ideas for columns you think are...

Too scared to call for help

Jul 27, 2016 / 6:00 pm

Picture this: you’re a parent to a young, beautiful teenage girl. She’s been pushing her limits and acting out — drinking, partying and going...

An affair with Castanet

Jul 13, 2016 / 6:00 pm

It’s officially official. Castanet has asked me to go steady. What started as a harmless little fling as a guest columnist on Writer’s Bloc, has...