Have you ever had an opportunity that seemed wonderful, but just maybe not for you? Everyone else around you would think you were crazy for not taking a great opportunity. “I should try it,” you tell yourself, but there is this nagging feeling within you that it isn’t right. So you continue to push through. … More Change
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
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
Happy Father’s Day to all the great men in this world who are fathers or father figures! Picture credit here.
Fear. It’s within all of us. It’s what holds us back from reaching our greatest potential. Fear that we aren’t being the best parent, our work is not good enough, trying something knew…the list goes on and on. We were all given natural talents. Sometimes these gifts manifest in younger years and at other times, … More Fear
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!
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