October 31, 2017

 So tonight the USA celebrates Halloween and like most Americans the kids really get into the celebration.  This is definitely the holiday where I literally see trucks full of people I've never seen in my entire life driving slowing through my neighborhood. The kids ge...

October 30, 2017

 So how many of you woke up this morning and wondered who forgot to close the freezer?  I am okay with cool fall weather, but this morning I woke up to a crisp chill of 33 degrees Farenheit.  Up to this point I hadn't even touched the heater. As I woke up, I immediatel...

October 25, 2017

Yesterday I read a blog that discussed culture in the work place, specifically schools.  It discussed studies findings that noted that teachers' focus lie in the culture of the work place.  Where teachers left their positions, not because of pay rates, but more so beca...

October 23, 2017

If you're a mom then I'm pretty sure you've heard this multiple times. Well fast forward to your kid being a teenager.  Mine happens to be 6'3" and is a senior in high school.  Every single day kinda like clock work or like someone is paying him to do so, he texts me a...

October 19, 2017

 What do you get out of that message? I immediately think of all the wasted time one can endure by overthinking decisions. Don't get me wrong, I've fallen into that category more times than I'd like to admit.  Today I was talking to a colleague about my book. In case y...

October 16, 2017

 I have always thought about fostering a baby.  I had my first child while still in college, so I always knew I'd be done with my kids at a reasonably young age.  I use the term "done" loosely since I know I really won't ever be done.  Well I figured, what will I do no...

October 12, 2017

 The dictionary defines passion as an uncontrollable emotion.  So that must mean if you're passionate about something you feel very strongly about it.  When I think of my passion I think about what I believe in.  It's part of who I am.  Ensuring it's done right is part...

October 11, 2017

 Music is imporant for many reasons to me.  Immediately I think about how so many people express themselves through music.  That's why we have so many different genres.  One of my mom's favorite singers was Ava Allyon. Some Saturday mornings my mom would wake up and pl...

October 10, 2017

Well let me tell you a little something about this bear that you may or may not know...his name is Paddington and he is from a country known as Peru (disclaimer:  I'm from Peru too!!!). His realy name is revealed in one of the books as Pastuso.

Originally Paddington was...

October 9, 2017

Guess if you didn't know, now you do!  I'm ready to celebrate the publishing of my book, "3,585 Miles to be an American Girl".  Who knew there was so much to do for just one little gathering?  I have talked to a few friends and I think they're pretty much coming.  If t...

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