Posts by: Dawn Mooney

Passing It On, One Bullet Point at a Time

Posted August 13th, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in Child, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Indoctrination comes naturally to parents. It’s what we do – think religion or politics. I’m guilty of it on various levels for different things, but I’m realizing there is one specific thing that I want my children to wholeheartedly embrace. As we prepare for the start of another school year, […]

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Celebrity Crush: Sam Rockwell

Posted August 2nd, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in Celeb Crush, Entertainment, Movies

Last week, I joined a group of girlfriends for a movie that I had heard some buzz about, and I was intrigued to see what everyone had been talking about. It didn’t take too long into the movie for me to realize that the highlight of the film was most […]

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A (Sorta) Scheduled Summer

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in Parenting

Three weeks ago, my family and I lived our lives to a set schedule that saw us all waking early and rushing out the door each morning for school and work. When we returned in the evening, the rest of our time together still had to run like clockwork to […]

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A New Meaning for Pull the Plug

Posted March 26th, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in Parenting

I’m compelled to share my perspective on a growing trend that I’m noticing a lot lately. A while ago, I could laugh a little at it, but the more and more I see it, I can’t help but shake my head and scoff. The other night when I once again […]

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Start Empathy: A Welcomed Educational Initiative

Posted February 21st, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in News

Recently, Elaine shared her perspectives about a new educational initiative focused on helping cultivate empathy among children. We had the pleasure of attending a luncheon hosted by the folks behind¬†Start Empathy, and the discussion that took place during those two hours stirred up great emotion for me as both a […]

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The 2012 Movie I’m Most Hungering For

Posted January 6th, 2012 by Dawn Mooney in Entertainment, Movies

Do you have March 23, 2012 marked on your calendar? That Friday night, the kids will be with a babysitter while my husband and I join up with a group of similarly aged 30 somethings to catch the movie adaptation of the first book of a hugely popular young adult […]

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What a Difference Two Months Can Make

Posted October 25th, 2011 by Dawn Mooney in Child, Parenting

Two months ago, I was grappling with a new image of my middle child as a kindergartner. You know the old cliche of the mom standing on the side of the road, tears in her eyes, as her not-a-baby-anymore child boards the school bus? Well, our first day didn’t look […]

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