Baby girl, there’s something about you that I absolutely love. See, when you put your mind to something there’s no stopping you. You make a plan. And put it to action. And if it fails. You try again. Watching your anticipation is utterly adorable. And witnessing your disappointment is crushing. But nothing compares to the excitement… read the rest.
In 1996 I was lucky enough to attend the Atlanta Summer Olympics. My grandmother got a temporary job working for the Olympics and helped us score tickets to what have become my favorite events at these games: Track and field and gymnastics. I was only 10 years old and at the time didn’t quite understand… read the rest.
Holy crap where did summer go? Sorry I fell of the face of the earth for a minute. We took last week off to really soak the last bit of summer in. I took time off work, the blog, and even a break from our summer homeschool sessions. We went swimming. We hit the beach and… read the rest.
“We have $100 to spend,” I told my daughter as we walked around Sears. “ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS?” She nearly shouted. Her eyes widened and she rubbed her hands together behind a big grin. “That’s A LOT of money, isn’t it?” Well, let’s see. I told her. I pointed to the dress she was holding and… read the rest.
I feel like I need to shamefully preface this review by saying I had never seen Disney’s original Pete’s Dragon movie. Not until after we screened this new version hitting theaters this Friday that is. I bought the DVD to add to our Disney movie collection but didn’t watch it until last week. I meant… read the rest.
My daughter and I have been on numerous trips together, just the two of us. Our first was to New York City when she was just a month old. Our last was a year ago when we went to Disneyland. When I got word that I won a 2016 BlogHer Voice of the Year Award… read the rest.
Four years ago when I was working full-time at a news station with my daughter in daycare 40+ hours a week, I never dreamed that I’d someday have the opportunity to homeschool my kids. I wasn’t even sure if that was for me. But here I am knee deep trying to figure out what the… read the rest.
Kids are naturally interested in learning. It’s us adults who manage to squander that passion by making it too ridged or not conducive to the way our individual child likes to learn. In my quest to find ways to keep a strong love of learning in my children, we’re stepping away from the table more… read the rest.
I’ve now been a mom for six years. My little girl is SIX! Lil’ J’s 6th birthday snuck up on us– well, as much as it could with her reminding us every other minute. She was involved in the planning of her birthday party, from the theme to the venue, the guest list and goodie… read the rest.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m overthinking this whole parenting thing. Either that or my parents didn’t give a crap. No… I don’t mean that. Not really. But seriously, am I overthinking this? Since I took a left turn down onto homeschool lane I’m constantly second-guessing myself, or wondering how I can do a better job…. read the rest.
On the air, I'm a part-time news reporter. Off the air, I'm a full-time wife and mother striving to make the world a better place for our babies, and inspiring others to do the same. This is the space where I share my journey in making a difference and leaving a legacy.