Category «Inspiration»

I Have A Dream

I have a dream…of fair education for all students in our nation. An education plan for all students in which their strengths are found and nurtured. Our children consist of a big hodgepodge of talent. Some are gifted in music. Some in math. Some in reading. Some have a very high IQ. Some are average. …

1 in 5

Today is a national Show me 1 in 5 movement to raise awareness for the magnitude of people dealing with Dyslexia. This is my son. He is smart. He has a brilliant object photographic memory. He has a high IQ. He is Dyslexic. Gaining exposure is critical. In North Carolina (as in other states as …

DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE to open nationally in October

I am very passionate about Dyslexia. My son was recently diagnosed with Double Deficit Dyslexia. He is in second grade and reading at only the beginning first grade level. And do you know what? He is smart, creative, and has a high average IQ. Dyslexia is a real thing. People do not understand it. Schools …

Save The Bunny People! Save The Bunny!

What are your rules for Easter Baskets? Do you fill it with sugar treats? Through the years, I will admit that I have. This year I asked myself,  “Self, do your kids really need a basket filled with 5 lbs of chocolate?” To which I replied to myself,  “Self, are you turning into one of …

Milestones are great…until they hurt your feelings

I was thinking this morning about life and all the first times. All the milestones. All the times we think “Wow, this is the first time this has ever happened!” These first times sometimes involve our kids… They surprise us by doing things we don’t think they are ready to do… And then BAM! There …

Why I am unplugging my kids from technology

It was a nice afternoon inside the house. My six year old kids rotated playing with Lego’s, dolls, coloring in their coloring books, and watching kid shows on Netflix. It was chilly and damp outside with enough wind to make staying in, a welcome and cozy activity. “Mama, can I play a video game?” one …

Feel Good Movie – Footloose

Last night after everyone was asleep, I started browsing Netflix for something to watch. I was is in the mood for a “feel good” with some fun music and toe tappin’ dance moves so I could recline on the couch with my lap top in my lap and head phones on my ears and really …

To you – from me

Busy times. I have concluded that Christmas is the most stressful Holiday in the universe. But it is also the most precious. Because you can take cozy photos like this one: This is pretty much the last really good Christmas portrait I have of my kids. It was taken at an age when they had …

Two Things I have learned Over The Last Few Weeks

ONE I will try to never buy another fabric lunchbox for my child. Cute? Yes. Durable? Heck NO! We are four weeks into the school year and we have one lunch box that is already dead. It was Zoe’s. May in rest in peace. The boys each have the metal one that is just a…box …