They told me it would happen. Those wise mentors just a little ahead of me who said “These are the years that bring the perfect storm of aging parents and heavily hormoned teenagers, confronting you with the desperate need…Read More »
My stepson is graduating 6th grade this week.
In a minute, he will be graduating 12th. I’ve heard how it works.The baby years crawl, the elementary years walk, and from 7th grade on, you blink your eyes and they are…
I am having a moment.
One of those moments when you pull back and see details about a story you are living that could only be orchestrated by Someone bigger than you.
38 years ago (gulp) I played Nurse Ratchet in…
If there’s one holiday that appears to be shrinking every year, it’s Thanksgiving.
The minute the Halloween decorations go down, the pilgrims (if they show up at all) barely have time to settle on the shelves before the Santa figurines…
So last week was a big week.
My step son came home from his annual two month visit-his-bio-mom-in-Australia trip, my book was released August 5th, and I was on TV for a book interview for the first time.
(Ok, it was…
Permit me to indulge in a little of my faith history.
I grew up in the Serbian Orthodox church, which means a rich heritage of “religious traditions” (aka big parties)…Read More »
Last week I wrote about it. This week I decided to let you see it with your own eyes.
If you missed what I posted last week, you may want to follow this link: http://blog.lauriepolich.com/the-road-to-a-bigger-life/
But to get the full…
I was unprepared for how I would feel when she leapt into my arms. A small thin Haitian child my husband and I know mostly through letters and not so flattering pictures.
A child I met once as a little…
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!”