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
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
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?
I wanted to add a couple of more tips that can help reduce the expense of college. Do you have a talent? My husband received a scholarship for singing. Can you get an athletic, musical, dance, research, etc. scholarship? Student work. See if the school you want to attend offers student work in exchange for … More Additional Tips on Affording College
At seventeen, college seemed out of my reach. I was making minimum wage at a shoe store. How could I ever afford college? My mother did not have the means to help me with my education, and my father was out of the picture. How did I get my bachelor’s degree debt free? Find a … More Can I Afford College?