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?
n this video, I discuss how I paid for my Bachelor’s Degree all through scholarships. I had no financial support from my family and walked away with my first degree debt free. … More How I Paid for College and Put $5000 in an Investment Account
Happy Memorial Day!
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
My son made a comment to me today that made me think. Kobi: “I got all my friends to wear sunblock, mom.” He plays football and is taking a lifeguard class, so he is out in the son a lot! Me: “That’s good. They don’t want to ruin their skin or get sunspots.” Maybe he … More Dark Skin is Bad?
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