I attended the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference last weekend, and I met a man in his early twenties. Although many of the authors, agents, and editors were inspiring, this particular man truly inspired me. He worked at Burger King and took the bus to the conference every day (three day conference). It took him two … More Just Do It!
New Years A time for reflection and rejuvenation. Reflect on what you have accomplished in 2014 and what you can reach for in 2015. Remember your passions. What drives you? Keep this at your core because your passions are what will give your blood new oxygen to strive for higher dreams or reach for the … More New Years…New Dreams
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
My husband and I went to a sushi restaurant. Although I’m the half Asian one, he is way more adventurous than me. He ordered these two dishes. Some of you may know exactly what these two dishes are, but I was a little hesitant. I call myself a sushi and seafood lover, but I … More That’s What Life is About. Trying New Things.
I love the 4th of July because it reminds me of how truly blessed I am to live in a free country with endless opportunities. I hope everyone is enjoying some needed family time! (It’s also near my birthday (July 2), so I feel like I get fireworks for my birthday! :)) To start my … More Happy 4th! Go for it!
It is the last Monday before kids get out of school. I’m excited about more vacation time, but I’m also panicking on my long to do list! I’m trying to get my dissertation in to a journal. Wow! It’s a ton of work! I’m also editing my YA book. It’s juggling time! Image credit: here.
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!
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
One of my sisters visited me several years ago, and I took her around to a fun filled day of soccer, football, lacrosse, and baseball games! As she was sipping her Starbucks coffee and we were at our third game of the day, she looked at me and said, “So your life really is over … More Life Is Over After Having Kids?