It has been a crazy end of 2015. My seven-year-old son was hospitalized with encephalitis and Guillain Barre after receiving the flu mist. He has had it before, but it is a VERY RARE complication. It was an emotional roller coaster that put my writing on hold, but I came back strong in the new … More Writing Update
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?
Life’s busy. It’s a fact, plain and simple. I know through the everyday hustle and bustle, I wonder if I’m teaching my children anything. I looked on the counter this morning and saw this note from my nine-year-old daughter, Xayla: I loved it because I believe that if I have taught her anything it … More Life’s Little Moments
I was at the park tonight watching my son practice soccer while eating a Snickers bar (not the healthiest thing, but oh so yummy) when one of his teammates asked me, “Are you reading?” He looked puzzled. I said, “Yes.” I showed him the book. He said, “Why?” I had to laugh at his confused … More Times Have Changed
November is National Diabetes Awareness month. Here is a video on living with Type I Diabetes: I remember being about 12 years old when a best friend of mine, Rebecca, took me to the bathroom at church and showed me her needles, vials, and syringes. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. We were young … More November: National Diabetes Awareness Month
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
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
I received a text from my fourteen year old yesterday saying, “Bring $5 to my school.” How he is able to text at school? I’m not sure. Anyhow, I respond back, “Why?” “Because I want my yearbook, and I can’t get it until I pay the $5 fine in late fees to the library.” It … More Raising Responsible Teenagers