I Received a Love Note Today

At lunch today a note was slipped under the Staff Room Door for me. It nearly brought me to tears - in a good way. I received a lovely hand drawn piece of art by a former student of mine. This girl is in grade 3 and has a reputation for being a handful. 5 years ago she was my handful.The drawing was of me. I am smiling with a flower in my hand. She wrote out my name on artful, fancy ways all over the paper and she signed it with a heart....more
The children in your classroom are very lucky to have a teacher like you :)more

Leaky Faucet

Both my children are napping.  It's a treat that is about to end soon.  I have a list of things I wanted to accomplish and a second cup of coffee perched against my leg.  The coffee is almost all gone.  The list has yet to be started and I hear my one year old beginning to twist and turn and grunt - all signs that she is soon to wake up.  Which means my two year old will be up soon after. ...more

Why Writing a Book is Like Buying a House

Recently, I received an e-mail from one of my best friends, who has just purchased his first house.  It occurred to me, while reading it, that there are some striking similarities between what he’s going through right now and my own experience as I work—like the proverbial dog, may I add— on book number seven.  Just a few things to keep in mind when you decide to buy a house: (Or write a book…) -Lowe’s/Home Depot/Target and any substance that makes you forget what you are doing will be your new best friends....more

What's Your Confidence Level?

If someone were to ask you to state how confident you are, what would be your response? Ten? So very confident that you easily articulate your point of view, present ideas as required, make decisions swiftly without a lot of second guessing? Or zero? You have no confidence at all since you believe others have desire to hear thoughts and you are hesitant, can't make a decision without wanting to know at least three people's opinions....more

a small village


     I looked up and instantly recognized him, even though he was a foot taller and a foot broader.  You never forget people that change your life.  He stood in the door shyly until I ran up and threw my arms around him.  He smiled shyly, but I could tell he was happy I remembered him....more

The Awkward Epidemic

I recently discovered a new web-series entitled "The Mis-Adventures of an Awkward Black Girl" the show was absolutely crazy and ridicul...more

Caring for your kids while working full time

How do you manage your work life with your family life? Do you have a babysitter, a nanny, use daycare when you are at the office? I’ve done them all!...more

"How To Succeed From The Grave"

 This Morning as I  stood in awe, and watched along with the world the commencement and Honor of The Memorial To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....more

What I Learned from a Cockroach

What I Learned from a Cockroach     ...more