Tag Archives: Parenting

April 18

Parent Life: New School Rules

Teenagers have the unique ability to work a parents’ last nerve! In this post I share how I responded to a case of willful disobedience from mine.

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May 14

Taking The Stage: Supporting Academic Achievement

Good morning, my name is _____________. For my recitation, I have selected… On a damp Saturday morning, I’m on the second row in a school library, anticipation overflowing. As the parent of a child participating in a college preparatory program, my presence was strongly encouraged by the staff. My attendance was never in question, as […]

May 13

“Bought Sense”: On Generation Gaps & Aligning With My Elders

In my return post I revisit my freshman year of high school to reflect on generational divides, and how I now find myself on the other side of one.

February 07

30 Day Challenge Day Fourteen: Seven Years Later

30 Day Writing Challenge Day Fourteen: Your Life In Seven Years The topic of today’s writing prompt is one that I contemplate with increasing frequency. From the day I found out I was pregnant, the happiness and well-being of my child have been my priority. At times, motherhood has so engulfed my identity that I […]

February 02

30-Day Challenge Day Thirteen: The Daily Ride

30 Day Writing Challenge Day Thirteen: Your Daily Commute Between work and ferrying my child to her various activities, I am on the road driving six days a week. In the fall, my daily commute consumed so much of my time that I refused to drive anywhere on Sundays. And though I was anxious when […]

December 30

Parent Life: Another One?

I’m quite serious when I say I’m a member of Team No New Kids, but my choice is rarely respected and understood. In today’s vlog I share my frustration with the constant pressure to have more children.    

October 30

‘The Least of These’: How We Deal With Children and What It Says About Us

I admit that I can be very opinionated at times. However my zeal to share my thoughts is tempered by my ability be silent and observe. So when the issue of the treatment of minors comes up I like to listen to what people say about the topic. And each time what I hear makes […]

October 23

‘Just Like Music’ Conclusion: “Testimony”, Summer 2015

Ten years after the events described in my last blog I stand in my kitchen, staring down at the screen of my white iPhone 6 in confusion. My favorite yellow and red kanga wrapped around my waist,I launch my Pandora app as I usually listen to music when I cook and clean. But when the app opened […]