Being a planner and having “issues” with control are traits that often come packaged with being a firstborn child. Since I was born ten months after my parents’ honeymoon, my mom said I started running things when I was…Read More »
I am a stepmom.
If it sounds like I’m introducing myself at an AA meeting, that isn’t so far from how it feels. These words require work for me to own, and they don’t come easily out of my mouth….
We are FINALLY in the home stretch. Just two months to go before the release of my new book. For the next 8 weeks, I will be gearing up for the big day by doing 3 things:
- FORMING a…
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She had green eyes, brown hair, and a soul that far surpassed her years. I loved her immediately.
On the day we met, her father brought her to my apartment with the goal that she would approve of his choice.
The setting was World War II.
The place was Berlin, Germany.
After countless horrific deaths, the Allies finally began to gain ground to claim their victory. During the final months of the war, the British conducted daily bombing raids over Berlin….
Christmas can be hard.
When you’re lonely, sad, or not where you want to be, the coziness of Christmas can add a twinge (or even a stab) to a hurting heart. You may want to celebrate Jesus’ birth, but you…
This week I’m thinking about
And I’m pretty sure there are a few thousand other people who are thinking about it too.
We have turkeys to cook, potatoes to mash, recipes to peruse, and “light” ingredients to buy, because after…
When you look at the picture below, what do you see?
It could be an old woman or a young woman, depending on the way you look at her face.
From one angle,…
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
All it takes us one click to get us…
Richard spent most of his 67 years of life…
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!”