As we enter the holiday season, I always like to take stock in the love and gifts we are lucky enough to have in our life. I don’t specifically mean material things, although I do like to give thanks...
Raising children is a messy adventure that goes by way to quickly. It's important to show your children you love them while they are still young so that they will grow up into confident, well-adjusted adults.Not every day will...
2020 seems to be taking forever, especially for those among us who are significantly impacted by the financial crisis all of us are facing. If you're financially minded, you may have to rethink your strategy throughout this economic hardship....
I'm a full-time elementary school counselor + full-time mom of 3 littles. This year I have a child in 1st grade and in 4th grade.As an educator, I give advice and tips to parents every day about a variety...
I’m not a teacher. Sure, I have this website that has some fun ideas on it that happen to dovetail with learning, but I’m not a teacher and before this pandemic a didn't give a homeschool schedule a second...
When we moved in the middle of the school year, I was thrilled to find a preschool/daycare for my son that said it followed preschool curriculum for learning and writing numbers and letters. And they also said they focused on...
Teaching my multiracial children about black history was not always my first priority.My oldest child was born very pale, and I often got asked if she was mine. I worried about whether or not the constant questioning about her...
Nine years ago today, we delivered our son stillborn at 25 weeks and 2 days pregnant. The days, weeks and months that followed were the most difficult of my life. The story that follows is my son's birth story....
It’s been nine years since my son was stillborn and in that time I have cried too many tears to count. I’ve listened to people give me their opinions – rude, kind or otherwise - I’ve changed jobs, added...
Sometimes I hear people say, "My dad always said this to me growing up...", and it's usually something moving, impactful and heartfelt. Life lessons like, "If you fall get back up and try again...Don't let fear get in the...