It hit me one day, while watching “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet” on Lifetime, that the new culture is 40. Not only having a baby at the age of 40, the transition that comes with entering this age is more than a notion. With re-entering the world of journaling, I shared with my over 40 friends my thoughts and feelings, and the journey was the same – men, business, children and sex. So why not blog about it…
Watching Lionel Richie on #OWNS #Masterclass, he talked about the coming together of this passionate song – We Are the World in 1985. No matter how long it’s been this song continues to have so much meaning and I think now even more. This is what art does it transcends time.
April has so many things to celebrate and be aware of, not only the coming of spring, but Jazz Appreciation month, Autism Awareness Month, American Arab Heritage month, who knew!
But the one the struck me the most, supported by the US Dept of Health and Human Services, is National Stress Awareness Month. The most interesting thing is I don’t see the information forwarded when so many people in this world need it. But it you take the Jazz Appreciation month (the joy of music) and the National Stress Awareness Month tips (http://www.foh.hhs.gov/calendar/april.html) then you at least begin a ritual in April, that hopefully will carry you all month long. So I am forwarding over the information to those that read this.
Is is just me? But how can schools only give 20 minutes to talk about 8 weeks worth of work for a child. Fortunately we have a log that comes home daily and we meet with the teachers every 6 weeks on my sons academics; but that’s because I have been in education for 20 years and I see and know things. But 20 minutes gives no time and so many parents complain about this – feeling rushed and a little lost on what they are learning.
What parents forget and some schools hope you do, is your are their client/consumer, without you they couldn’t exist. So when you need to know what’s going on don’t wait or even just to check in – schedule time. Teachers have a lot on their plate but it’s the nature of being a good educator. THIS IS WHY THEY DO NEED MORE MONEY!!!
I have truly learned that being a parent is the hardest job I will ever have! But it continues to be the MOST priceless one.
I became an advocate for children when I was 19 years old and have bounced in and out of education throughout my professional years. So…this didn’t just happen upon having my son. But the state of education for children has had such a down turn that it makes me frustrated and sad. So when a friend sent this to me – it was synchronicity for a recent project I created (I’ll reveal it soon).
Researching, as i do on a daily basis, I found out today is National Drink Wine Day. So for the last 15 minutes of this day. Here is a toast to the wonderful times of being a parent and the quite times…
National Drink Wine Day is celebrated annually on February 18 across the United States. The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King Jr.
I feel that I have lived this for 17 years, which has been the foundation and glue that has kept me an entrepreneur, when others have lost their way. I’m planning to leave this legacy in life for my son and not just in death. What keeps you going?
for knitting! Who knew that I could spend this level of time on knitting. But it’s therapeutic and meditative. I have been crocheting since I was 13 years old and loved it – I am a fan of Fiber Arts, anyway! Yet, knitting just releases my creativity like no other. I am hooked and embracing the MAKER in me. Discovery After 40+.