The Day Donald Trump Made Me Grow Up

I had just met up with a good friend at the mall and we said our goodbyes at the bus stop. I knew I had about a 30-minute commute ahead and didn't want to be so late going home. I boarded the bus and was happy that there were a lot of open seats for me to choose from ....more

What Matters Most in Death

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Watching Grief

Photo by Francesca Borchardt He lies quietly on his hospital bed placed in the middle of the family room. The sound from the television serves as perpetual background noise. Is he watching, understanding the show that's on? ...more

Beneath the Veins

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Beneath the Veins

Image: Flickr CC When I was a little girl, I would hold my mother's arm and just stare at it. I was always fascinated with her fair skin and how it showed all the blue-greenish veins underneath. To me they looked pretty ....more

My Parent Sanity Saver Tool

I got the idea from watching this YouTube video and after almost two weeks of using it, I can honestly say I am loving this system! Hopefully, it can save some of you in the same way it has definitely saved, and continues to save me. It's my Parent School Binder and I honestly don't know where I've been all these years that I never thought of doing this ....more

What Lies Beyond the Impatience

"So, did you work before being a stay at home mom?" "Yes, I had an office job at an online university, but in the Philippines I actually used to teach!" Every time I have such a conversation with acquaintances or new friends, there's a part of me that always wants to rush through the answer so that I can further qualify. Actually, whenever I answer in that way, I always want to kick myself for not coming up with a clearer response. It's because a lot of the times when people hear the words "I used to teach", they respond with "Oh! ...more

#TuesdayThought : Patience