Being a Working Mom During a Pandemic Part III

We’re about to hit a milestone I never imagined we’d cross. It’s been almost one year since we went to remote work and online schooling. How can that be? It was a mid-March shift in 2020 many thought would be temporary. I figured we’d be working remote for a few weeks and then return to…

2020: The Year of Covid

We knew Covid-19 was coming as we celebrated Christmas 2019. I remember watching the news of the world and seeing it spread across the map toward the United States. The last time I traveled was early March 2020 and that was a little scary with the virus spreading so rapidly. I planned to meet my…

4 Strategies For Learning Beyond The Classroom

Parents know that kids are always primed for picking up new skills. Taking advantage of your child’s innate ability to explore and learn can help them hone their academic abilities. Whether your child is struggling or needs new ways to stay busy, these strategies can help. Use Technology to Expand Horizons Most children are familiar…

Book Review: The Four Doors

It seems odd to be writing a book review when we’re in the middle of a pandemic. I read The Four Doors when I was on a flight out to San Jose, California about a week before the panic shopping and stay home orders began. It was my annual trip to the Bay Area where…

Soup to Sooth Your Soul and Your Gut

Comfort food can come in many forms. Until Fall of last year, I’d dive into fried foods, mac-n-cheese and wine without a blink of the eye. I’m on the go being a working mom so convenience food helped me along the way. It was all tasty and good to me. I ate my kids’ food…

A Look Back: Top Ten Reflection and Gratitude Blogs

It’s that time of year when everyone is rushing through the season. We survived Thanksgiving and now the crazed Christmas rush is well underway. It’s also the last month of the year and the last days of the decade. 2020 will be the start to new beginnings and the passing of old experiences. How will…

Designed with Heart: Inclusive Playgrounds

We spent all day at a playground when I was a kid. Running, climbing and jumping was what we did. I never gave the tanbark, metal equipment or two-step entrance a second thought. Looking back, I can remember the kids who never played with us because they couldn’t access the playground. It wasn’t until my…

Tips for Going Back to School

I’ve been in corporate marketing for many years. I enjoy working for small companies where I feel I can make a difference and collaborate with cross-functional teams. I earned my bachelor’s degree at a time in my life when my complete focus was on school. That wasn’t the case when I decided for study for…

Why We Love Special Olympics

It wasn’t so long ago I found a Special Olympics Arizona notice in my daughter’s backpack. I was so grateful her school offered participation in the events. Special Olympics is a wonderful organization that supports children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports. The organization also improves the health of others through collaborations with health…

Homemade Trampoline Therapy Activities

It took over five years to get our daughter’s conditions diagnosed. We moved to a new state in between all of the doctor appointments and it was a very long journey. Her first neurologist couldn’t figure out her conditions. He looked at me that last day I saw him and said, “She is a little…