Author Archive | Laura O'Brien

Mommy Peer Pressure

Mommy Peer Pressure

When I taught second grade, peer pressure was always one of the first topics we covered at the beginning of the year. While it is usually relatively harmless at that age, we thought, “Better nip this in the bud.” We taught our students how to identify peer pressure and make their own decisions. Teenagers are […]

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I Need Some Grace

I Need Some Grace

Grace is the unmerited bestowal of kindness toward another person. It is having compassion when someone has done something wrong or failed to meet expectations. It is an undeserved pass. I need some grace. I need some grace when I’m on my phone at the park. It’s the first chance I’ve had to text my […]

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Six Christmas Traditions

6 Christmas Traditions that Grow with Your Family

I’m a sentimental kind of lady. I’m also a hoarder. Such a dangerous combination with children in my home. The holidays are next level when it comes to hoarding memories. I want to save every popsicle stick craft, hand print Santa, torn paper chain, construction paper wreath, gingerbread house, Christmas cookie, candy cane…I quickly spiral […]

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