Right in the middle of the Christmas season, the world buried a hero. And many of us took a pause in our shopping and celebrating to notice it. His country called him Madiba, but he was Nelson Mandela to…Read More »
Ah the Holidays…. Time for food and fun and of course- family. This can raise all kinds of emotions depending on your family sketch.
Personally, I’ve got two parents, two step parents, two brothers, two half sisters, one step sister,…
Did anyone else notice that Christmas decorations went up the day after Halloween? I drove into a shopping center parking lot on November 1st, and the telephone poles had morphed into candy canes. And I felt a little sad….Read More »
Last week, I experienced a holy moment. I went to pray with my friend Kim who (barring a miracle) is living the last days of her life.
Kim has been fighting Stage IV Ovarian Cancer, and after twenty four brutal…Read More »
It’s an interesting culture we live in. With the rapid rise of social media, many of us now spend more time documenting our lives than we do living them.
Don’t get me wrong- I love seeing what people are up…
This was a monumental week in my life as a step mom. My step son decided to do his immigration report on his great grandpa.
On my side.
It’s hard to describe the feelings of warmth when your step child claims…Read More »
You probably never thought you’d see Miley Cyrus and Tim Tebow in the same sentence. But last week, both of them were in the news. For different reasons.
Tim Tebow was cut from the New England Patriots. It’s not the…Read More »
Meet LaurieHi, I used to be Laurie Polich, but now I'm Laurie Polich Short. Some of you older youth workers might remember me from my Youth Specialties speaking days. But a few things have happened since that time...I got married, became a step mom, and most recently published two books. Read more on the "About Laurie" page
They come barging in uninvited, take over our lives,…
Anyone else notice how fast this Summer is going?
What people are saying about Laurie
“Laurie exceeded all our expectations. Weeks later I still had people commenting about how much Laurie’s speaking meant to them.”
“Laurie Short is a terrific speaker, great to work with, and uniquely gifted to connect right away with adults and students. Our whole conference loved her!”