When I was in grade school, troubled by all the normal things that could trouble a young child’s mind—popularity, boys, fighting with my brother and sister—I found peace and solace by sitting in the little maple tree in our front yard. It could barely support my developing athletic build, but I would nonetheless climb theContinue reading “Wrapped in the Arms of a Maple Tree”
Category Archives: Managing Life
Don’t Stand in Front of the Microwave
This morning, like many, I woke thinking about the many nuggets of wisdom I still need to share with my kids. I find that if I’m not consciously thinking about this, I can look up and a whole year will have passed before I remember something I should have taught them a long time ago.Continue reading “Don’t Stand in Front of the Microwave”
The Private School Diversity Struggle
**Note: I’m defining diversity in terms of ethnic diversity unless otherwise stated.** I am the product of a predominately White private school in Atlanta, The Westminster Schools. I was one of two Black girls, maybe three for a few years, in our grade from sixth until graduation. In middle school, I remember sitting in aContinue reading “The Private School Diversity Struggle”
How to Prepare Kids: When Life Happens
(Written several weeks ago) Life happens folks. And it’s happening bigtime for me these days. And by happening, I don’t mean in a good, fun way. I mean the tough stuff. The stuff that challenges everything you know to be true. The stuff that tests your faith and piles up conflicting emotions like a JengaContinue reading “How to Prepare Kids: When Life Happens”
What I Hide on Social Media
I have a fabulous life. No really, I do. I have two amazing children, a loving husband and family, good friends, and many interests. I get to travel to amazing places, meet amazing people, and do amazing things. Mostly, I get to raise my children and revel in the routine of going outside to playContinue reading “What I Hide on Social Media”
How Bruno Mars Helped Me Become a Better Parent
Last night my daughter and I went to the Bruno Mars concert in Los Angeles–it was everything! That young man is truly talented and reminds me so much of Michael Jackson around the time he moonwalked during the Motown 25th televised show. Bruno performs with the same intensity and passion. Aside from having great music,Continue reading “How Bruno Mars Helped Me Become a Better Parent”
Are You Driving a Mommy Mobile?
Take my quick, two-question quiz to find out definitively….