The first time a baby cries sounds sweeter than any other cry because that means he is alive. When someone says “I love you” for the first time, your life stops just for a moment as you savor those words. Movements become slow the moment you walk across a stage because you graduated as thoughts … More Embrace Life’s Little Moments
How many of you have experienced stress? Your heart may race. Your head may feel like it’s going to explode. Your stomach may be in knots (You may even need to run to the bathroom 😳.). It’s usually no fun, but did you know that stress isn’t always bad? There are good and bad effects … More The Good and Bad Effects of Stress with Stress Management Tips
I was asked by Mahriya with MyBookyLife to participate in a spreading positivity and smiles post. This great positivity #SpreadSmiles idea originated from Sasha @ The Stylish Dreamer. It is a contest. You can enter here, but I am not concerned with winning anything. I am super excited about sharing positivity and smiles any chance … More Positivity: We Never Know Which Lives We Influence #SpreadSmiles
Why do we read books (for my book lovers)? Here are some reasons I think we read: We want to understand ourselves and the world we live in through stories. Entertainment Escape from reality Experience another life or world Knowledge I learn something from every book I read. I recently read Everything Everything by Nicola … More What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence
My oldest son, Kobi, talked to me about the Texas police shootings first thing this morning. This made me reflect on the situation.
The odds are not in favor for Blacks, Hispanics, or minorities in general, but this doesn’t mean we have to keep adding to the statistics. Create your future. Overcome the odds. Violence against violence is not the answer. I beat many odds to get my PhD. It wasn’t easy, but I’m glad I took that road instead of many other roads that would have led me to become another statistic. … More Blacks and Minorities Can Overcome Statistics
Road trips can be boring, but not when you have a hilarious, singing Korean mom and teenage son to take silly pictures. Here is a glimpse of our fun California road trip to visit UCLA, USC, and Cal State Long Beach. Meet Mama K and silly Kobi again. I’ll post about our college visits soon! … More Hilarious Korean Singing Mom and Silly Teen are All You Need for a Road Trip
Christmas should be a time of year full of inspiration, giving, and love. Everyone should be “holly jolly” just like Buddy. Hmm. It isn’t always this way…at least in my family. My family (4 kids + dad) starts by wanting to help hang lights, listen to Christmas music, and drink hot chocolate. Then, after just … More Christmas = inspiration, giving, and love…hmm not always?
My son, Kobi, was voted as “Class Clown” for his 8th grade class. (He is the one in the front!) He didn’t even attend this school for 6th or 7th grade. Should I be proud that he adjusted so well to a new school, which showed with this “win” or should I be wishing he … More My Teenager Voted Class Clown- Proud Mama?
I don’t know about you, but I think that is a scary statement! The National Safety Council indicates that from Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2012, nearly 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers! Additionally, car accidents is the leading cause of death for teenagers, accounting for over one-third of all deaths … More Memorial Day is the Start of the 100 Deadliest Days for Teens on the Roads!
My nine-year-old daughter, Xayla, is one fast cookie. She plays club soccer with a bunch of boys, and she usually wins when they run sprints. She loves to come in first place. A few days ago a boy joined the team for a strength and conditioning practice. Now, my daughter has played soccer with this … More Teaching Children to Strive for Excellence