That Time I Shipped My Kids Off to a Foreign Country and Partied Like A Rock Star!

It's been a while. Too long of a while. For that, I'd like you to join me in thanking and applauding the following: Fearlessness. I eventually got off my back side, quit dreaming about doing stuff and actually started doing stuff. Out of that came Selena's Write, Mane-N-Curl and a host of other goodies, I've … Continue reading That Time I Shipped My Kids Off to a Foreign Country and Partied Like A Rock Star!

Holy Stupidity Batman! Tolerance is Just a Nine-Letter Word?!

  When I sat down to pen this post, I found myself torn between a two topics. I would either write about my teens' latest driving escapades involving an empty parking lot, a camera, fairies and a soup nazi (don't ask); or I'd talk about my "no media for 40 days" where things like wine … Continue reading Holy Stupidity Batman! Tolerance is Just a Nine-Letter Word?!

Hope Deferred No More – What to Do When Reconciliation Comes Knocking

It's no secret that I parent two of the planet's best teenagers, on my own. When I first embarked on that journey, I can readily admit that I was angry, bitter, overwhelmingly devastated and understandably at a complete loss. Back then, it was a journey I wished I never took. Today, it's the journey I'll … Continue reading Hope Deferred No More – What to Do When Reconciliation Comes Knocking

Out of the Mouth of Babes – Sometimes the Truth Just Is

Yesterday was March 14th. It wasn't my birthday. It wasn't a holiday--that I know of. It was, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary day. On this ordinary day, my teenagers went to school while I kept myself entertained with the day-to-day musings of administrative tasks in the finance-driven world that is my job. I … Continue reading Out of the Mouth of Babes – Sometimes the Truth Just Is

4 Ways Parents Can Safeguard Their Children at School

  Recess. Lunch boxes. Belly laughs. Playgrounds. For many of us, these are the memories we have of being in elementary school. We remember freeze tag and always calling “not it” just before the game began. Smiles, laughter and playtime with our besties, these—and more—are what elementary school should feel like.  In South Los Angeles, … Continue reading 4 Ways Parents Can Safeguard Their Children at School