Hello world!

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…

40: Life After Birth! Happy Blogging…

Take the Time to UnWind!

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. 

FYI – If you don’t practice (meditation) it now, try the 21 day Chopra Meditation Challenge

Here’s the continued peace!Image

Education is th…

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

I remember my grand father told me this when I was young and it has stuck with me through adulthood. “It’s the one thing no one can ever take away from you,” he would say.

Enjoy the week.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

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.

Enjoy.

An Advocate for Children: Kid President

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).

Watch as this young boy speaks truth.

PS – Thanks to Soul Pancake for this campaign!

Faith is taking…

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?

 

I’m An Addict…

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+.

Handmade by me

Handmade by me