I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had the wonderful opportunity of taking my son, Kobi, to the 7×7 Adidas Tournament in California. There were some phenomenal athletes there! Most of them have a dream of getting a college football scholarship and even playing for the NFL one day! A college scholarship and the … More Grit: Passion and Perseverance for Long-Term Goals
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
What should you look for in a college visit? Funny perspectives from mom and son. … More What Should You Look for in a College Visit?
A child (only 14-years-old) jumped to her death at my son’s high school on Sunday. This really disturbs me. I’m trying to grasp what feelings she must have had within to end it all. Here are a few of my thoughts. Alone. No one to call a friend. My parents don’t understand me. Pressure to … More Teen Suicide- Alone
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?
How do you reach the top of a mountain? One step at a time. This is what I have to keep reminding myself when I come in contact with a major mountain in my life. I’m at the bottom looking up, and I think about how hard it seems to get to the top. It … More That Mountain is Too High To Climb
From 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,544 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. More information on these statistics can be found on the CDC website. With it being the summer, I thought it was a good … More Health Safety Tips for Children
Happy Father’s Day to all the great men in this world who are fathers or father figures! Picture credit here.