Grit: Passion and Perseverance for Long-Term Goals

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

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

Blacks and Minorities Can Overcome Statistics

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

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

Teen Suicide- Alone

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 = 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?