What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence

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

Hilarious Korean Singing Mom and Silly Teen are All You Need for a Road Trip

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 = inspiration, giving, and love…hmm not always?

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?

Memorial Day is the Start of the 100 Deadliest Days for Teens on the Roads!

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!

Lead By Example

Being a parent is the hardest job and the greatest responsibility many people will ever have. With almost every decision I make, I think about how that decision will affect my kids. As parents we often feel guilty. Did I not spend enough time with my children today? Did I not read to them? Did … More Lead By Example

Smigel, Mary Poppins, Steve Urkel, or William Wallace?

Do You Handle Adversity Like Smigel, Mary Poppins, Steve Urkel, or William Wallace? It’s inevitable that we are all going to go through tough times in life. We can’t choose our battles, but we can choose how we react to them. When adversity comes your way, do you act like Smigel and basically lose it? … More Smigel, Mary Poppins, Steve Urkel, or William Wallace?