Milestones are melancholy for me, even more so with my adopted children. Most of the time I feel like you are my child, period. When we talk about the differences in our skin and hair colors and textures, you are still my child alone. Even when we visit your birth family, you belong to me.
I know I can be a more successful blogger. I know I could make it happen. I know I should put more time into it, that it would be worth it and I would be a better blogger, BUT...my life comes first.
I am working on building strength. Not just strength to survive incredible hardships like my mother, but strength to thrive. I have the audacity to reach and fail, and come back reaching higher. I am looking forward to seeing my daughter find her way. I am looking forward to hearing her dreams and seeing her steps.
Digital or not, learning necessitates development of awareness among students about the process of learning. Such developments require cooperative efforts among teachers, educators, and computer scientists to conceptualize and use technology in an efficient manner.
The importance of teaching children to tolerate discomfort in childhood is that children will be better adjusted and more resilient adults the more they can tolerate being uncomfortable at young ages.
As defined by the United States Environmental Agency, "Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.
"Did you have them naturally?" she asked me when she heard that both of my babies were born at over nine pounds. I didn't have them without medication. But my body formed my children, grew my children, and birthed my children; and yet, I'm never sure how to answer this question. Regardless, I became a mother.
It might sound crazy, but I think there is definitely room for realistic and humorous cards for parents who've lost children. In a situation where no one really knows what to say, it's nice to let a card do the talking.
Dear Mom: You'd think by this time in my life, I would stop having secrets from you. Ha. You'd think by this time in my life -- having reached the empowered age of 67 -- that I'd stop withholding information from you. Ha. Though the reason has changed, the practice has not.
Are you curious about teenagers today and dating? As the mother to boy/girl twins who just turned thirteen years old, I know I sure am, especially when I hear words like Teen Dating Violence (TDV).
My teenage son said to me the other day, "Mom, I don't get it. Sometimes you're totally chill, and then sometimes you want to know everything. You need to trust me. I'm not crazy, you know."
In Africa children greet you with a hug and when they sit next to you, they throw an arm over across your shoulders or over your leg. It is not uncommon for men to walk around holding hands as a show of friendship. Affection is not for special occasions; it is for daily life.
You're excited about this second baby -- of course you are. But you also have fears and thoughts that creep into your mind, about your relationship, and your family, about yourself, and you sometimes feel like you are on your way down a slippery slide.
Believe me, I know how lousy it feels to be the parent who says no when so many of my daughter's friends have heard "yes." It stinks to stand there while your child explains in tears that she is going to be the social outcast without a smartphone. But being the "bad guy" is what we sometimes sign on for when we became a parent
The world has become a very uncertain place due to rapid technological and cultural change. We are reminded of change when we remember iconic companies that each employed thousands of people such as Enron, Pan Am, MCI Worldcom and Arthur Anderson. Those companies no longer exist.
For me, Comic Con has been like facing my own brand of crippling Kryptonite -- divorce. Let me explain via this timeline, and stay tuned for a vintage comic book twist ending.