Curses, foiled again!

Posted by Lessa on March 7, 2016 in Behavior, family, LandOLessa, Parenting Teens |

I am a woman who curses. I admit it. Not only do I admit it, but it’s something I consider a source of pride. After all, not everyone knows that it is not only the word choice that is important, but the timing as well. Several uncouth youngsters, for instance, have been known to drop […]


National Day of Silence 2010

Hi! I know, I know, it’s been pretty silent around here, and I am totally 100% to blame. You see, after I pulled my hermit bit, I then did something silly, and got myself a day job. In doing so, I went from spending every waking moment sitting on my (considerable)ass in front of the […]


Teenagers and privacy.

Posted by Lessa on November 21, 2009 in Alcohol, Behavior, Drugs, Education, NaBloPoMo 2006 |

You’ll notice that on here, I rarely use my kids real names, though I do use actual pictures now and again. At most an initial, a nickname, something that makes it a little more difficult to trace. I do this out of respect for my teenagers – and their privacy. But that’s a tenuous thing […]

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Sometimes, it gets a little LOUD IN HERE.

Posted by Lessa on October 27, 2009 in Behavior, Communication, Get a GRIP! |

In my family, when the women get together, the men often joked (lamented, complained, laughed) that if they wanted to be heard they had to speak fast and LOUD in order to get a word in edgewise. It wasn’t entirely untrue – my sister, mom and I can certainly talk quite fast, and quite loud […]


Word vs. deed…

Posted by Lessa on October 20, 2009 in Adolescence, Behavior, Communication, Dating |

When I was a teenager – you know, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth – my dad used to have a grand ole time frightening the hell out of the guys I would date. He’d like to say that my not dating very much as a teen was a direct result of that, when actually […]

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