Monthly Archives: February 2014

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.

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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!

Toasting All The Parents 40+ – National Drink Wine Day???

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.  

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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?

 

Happy Heart Day

A day has past and all the rushing to the store has stopped. I realized that this day has never had a lot of meaning for me. As a child, my mom and dad gave us cards, we said “Happy Valentine’s Day” and that was it. So when I went to college and saw all of the “energy” put behind this day, I was so surprised.  We had so much love and fun in our house, the same that I provide for my son that when I said to him “Happy Valentine’s Day”, he said “No Valentine’s Day mommy. It’s your birthday,” which recently passed. I told him no but he kept saying “No Valentine’s Day!”  This just made me realize and think that the value in my life has never been placed on it and so I haven’t passed it on. But I still love the fact that people do pause to give attention to the heart, even if it’s for one day. Insight…Happy Heart Day!

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