Tag: #parenting

Is today a self-ish or self-less day?

Is today a self-ish or self-less day?
Today is Mother’s day; I am a mother, and I have a mother still here with me. I know that I am lucky for both of those facts since many people I know have experienced the death of their mother and quite a few people I know are struggling or have struggled with infertility. The... Read more »

Writing, blogging and social media

Writing, blogging and social media
I have always had an interest in books and even began to write my first novel back in 1996, but I never finished it. Then in 2013, I finally finished and self-published my first book Fun4Babies. I had sent it to one publisher who gave me great feedback, but then I decided to self-publish. I checked out... Read more »

My advice to me: Think happy thoughts

My advice to me: Think happy thoughts
A couple of months ago, I read an article in Inc. magazine titled, “What’s something you would tell your 20-year-old self?” and a few weeks ago, I saw another blogger post about, “15 lessons I have learned by age 50.” Then when my youngest daughter graduated from college this month, I thought about what advice... Read more »
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Top 2 gifts for Mom on Mother’s day

Top 2 gifts for Mom on Mother’s day
Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday. Now that my children are adults and earn their own money to purchase gifts, I don’t want them to spend so much on me. I am not rich, but I have enough, and I also do not want them to stress over finding the perfect gift for me. Here are the top two... Read more »

Losing Myself to Motherhood

I recall how I always looked forward to becoming a mother. I focused on that desire more than I probably should have back then. In April 1992 my wish came true with the birth of my daughter Taylor. The birth of Morgan in 1994 and Sydney in 1996 would complete that dream for me. I was... Read more »

What Do You Teach an Infant?

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As an early childhood education teacher, I was always looking for new and different activities that I could put into my lesson plans to teach the children in my class. I wrote down what areas of learning the activity focused on as well as what materials I would need. This evolved into a binder of... Read more »
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Every child, every classroom, every day!

Is it good to be a teacher of young children? Just today, we conducted a Professional Development Day for our region in Bright Horizons. There were approximately 130 teachers and leaders in attendance as we learned new information and brainstormed with each other. In the afternoon, we also implemented a Brightening Lives Activity to benefit our... Read more »

Is it good that I look forward to my morning coffee?

What does your morning coffee mean to you? Although the sweet aroma of the coffee does make me smile, the joy of my morning drink is really in choosing which coffee mug to use each day. Making myself coffee is usually the second thing that I do after waking up. The first thing I do... Read more »