As a parent, I believe in involvement in my children’s education. I don’t think it is solely the responsibility of our school system to teach our kids. It’s a team effort :
Happy Mother’s Day to all of my readers who are mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers, Aunts, and/or mother figures. We birth the world and prepare the next generation for greatness. Make sure that you tell your mother that you love her today and show her your gratitude!
My soon to be 17 year old son hasn’t thought I was cool for years—his hormones and propensity to blame me for everything wrong in the world has brought my cool factor down for some time. But my 7 year old daughter is a little different.
When I picked up my son Tuesday, he was all abuzz about details that a teacher at his school at Parkway North High had been in adult films previously.
Let me be serious for a moment. As a mom of two, I try to provide everything my kids need and want. I became a mother at the age of 18 and we struggled for years to make ends meet—so when I finally was able to afford things for my oldest, I overdid it. Whatever […]
I am all about teaching my two kids the value of money. My 16 year old is being taught valuable lessons about money because he will soon be an adult and I do not want him to make the same mistakes I did when I was younger. As much as I try to tell him […]
Growing up, my parents played the Santa Claus card. That is, until I realized that we lived in a home without a chimney Santa and all of his reindeer wouldn’t be able to fit on our roof. I wasn’t disappointed about knowing there wasn’t a Santa and was thankful to my parents for buying me […]
Parent teacher conferences can feel like a tooth pulling event for both the parent and the child. For the parent, it could be difficult hearing things about your child that you may not like. For the child, it can be nerve wracking because they know you are discussing their progress, and depending on how well […]
I have blogged HERE and HERE about my thoughts on student loans. I am still having issues with the repayment of these loans and it seems like I will never be out from under them. My sixteen year old son and I have been discussing college at length lately; we are planning a few visits […]
Today was a bittersweet day for me. Both my kiddos started back to school today—my son is now a junior in high school and my 6 year old is now an official 1st grader. How time flies! My 16 year old gave me the death stare when I asked to take his picture for my […]
When I was younger, about age 9 or 10, my father took me to work with him on Saturdays when he worked extra hours on a project. He was a computer systems analyst consultant (fancy word for data programmer) and worked in an office in downtown Phoenix with rows of complex machines and computers. I […]
It’s been a stressful few days, and I will tell you why. My sixteen year old and I have been having a bevy of miscommunication issues. What started off as a misunderstanding has now become something greater. I’ve always prided myself and my great communication skills in the workplace, but I guess on the home-front, […]