Touchdown D.C.

Bear with me on this one, we’re going to be all over the place—but that is why I started a blog! Kind of. Not really. But stay with me. This year fall break at my son’s school was an entire week. So, I did what any workaholic mom would do—I asked my son to pick a location in the United States, so I could make up for how many nights I end up plugged back into work. To no one’s surprise, my historian 13-year-old picked Washington D.C., and the planning began. Continue reading

The Untold Struggle

I don’t talk about this often because to be honest, I don’t really know how. The funny thing about this topic is, you feel like you have to step backwards in order to talk presently. Like you have to tell the story from the beginning. I don’t want to tell the story from the beginning, at all. I realize every vantage point lived a different story, your truth, my truth, the truth kind of thing. We all know that every vantage point is jaded, and all I know with certainty is where I stand now. I am raising my 11-year-old son alone, with incredibly supportive parents and friends. But, without his dad. Continue reading

9.11.2016

If you were alive during September 11, 2001, you’ll never forget where you were or what you were doing. For me, it was eighth grade homeroom class. We’d just finished ISTEP testing and the principal came over the PA system. Initially, I remember the tone of his voice being grim and thought he might say sometime to the tune of, “I’m sorry to announce this… but you’re done with ISTEP testing!” Yet as he continued speaking it was clear he had serious news. My mind wondered and I remember hoping that none of our faculty had passed away, and that’s when he broke the news that two planes had flown into the World Trade Center while we were taking our tests. Our school would go on lockdown and resources would be available for students/staff as needed. Continue reading

To do lists, planner and organizations… back to school we go!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a type A personality. I love my planner, I require checklists to ensure I’m getting things done, I’m calm when my week is mapped out ahead of time, and I get extreme gratification checking those little boxes off! With the start of a new school year and a fifth grade student in a new school, I was feeling the pinch as a single mom to ensure our schedules matched up. Between both of my jobs, my commitment as a board member and Science Kid Caiden’s Tae Kwon Do classes, piano lessons and homework – I knew I needed a plan. Luckily for me, there are a few easy things I could do make both of our lives easier.  Continue reading