Reading & Literacy

The Whipping Boy & Bullying:: 3rd to 6th Grade Focus Study

Our Troubling Perspective I have discussed before my stepson, B, and his struggle with his one-dimensional perspective on human behavior. Like with many young boys, there are good people and there are bad people. It's a concept as old as time. There are cowboys and there are indians. There are cops and there are robbers.… Continue reading The Whipping Boy & Bullying:: 3rd to 6th Grade Focus Study

My Personal Perspective

3 Things A Mom Wants Out of A Children’s Menu

I don't know about you, but I am obsessed with cooking competition shows, Cut Throat Kitchen definitely blows all the rest out of the park if I had to choose a favorite. Sometimes I love to hear the perspectives on food from the chefs, it opens my mind to trying new and exciting things.  … Continue reading 3 Things A Mom Wants Out of A Children’s Menu

My Personal Perspective, Step-Parenting To Do's

Meeting My Stepchild For The First Time

I stood in the long, gray corridor just before room 208. I needed a moment, a moment to ponder, to catch my breath before I’d knock. Was I ready for this? Was this the right timing, was it too soon? How much of this is me being ready, or just giving into the ongoing pressure?… Continue reading Meeting My Stepchild For The First Time

Being Mom

Moms You Meant to Grow Old With

Last night I was offered hugs, kind words, and gifts I did not feel I deserved.  It has been since October that I have locked myself away in my home, devoted 100% of my time and life with a sickly husband, terrifying and stressful toddler scenarios, and my blog.  I have not been to group events… Continue reading Moms You Meant to Grow Old With

Being Mom, Communicating Love, My Personal Perspective

You must Believe to Receive

There is a magic to Christmas a sort of whimsical wonder that extends to the world of tooth fairy's and Easter Bunny's... Santa was an enigma as well as a blessing.   I was fascinated with his magical world of flying reindeer, omniscient vision, and miraculous triumphs through the chimney.   I knew my parents… Continue reading You must Believe to Receive