I have come to realize that in the long run these grades, the ones we often place so much value on, don’t really matter. Grades are not the “be all and end all” to who my daughter is. No, not one bit.
Here are some things that DO matter:
-The smile on my daughter’s face each morning when it’s time to leave for school.
-The open and honest stories she shares each afternoon about how her day went. Continue reading →
Last fall I was introduced to a sweet woman named Jeba Pandian. Jeba and I would be working together on That’s Inappropriate‘s online parenting community that was just starting called Hot Mess Express. We became acquainted, and 8 months later, I am proud to call this woman my friend.
As I got to know Jeba, I learned more about her personal story of loss, hope and healing. I also learned that she has a beautiful, giving heart and a commitment to helping others who have been through similar losses.
One way that Jeba has worked to help others cope with loss is through her writing. Almost one year ago, she and her daughter, Sophia, published a beautiful children’s picture book (illustrated by Cynthia Meadows) to help children deal with a loss. The book, called My Sister Is My Guardian Angel, is available on www.myangelbooks.com, as well as on Amazon.
I am excited to share with you that Jeba has put together a giveaway that is going on now! If you enter, you have a chance to win a copy of her book, as well as other goodies!
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I ran a 5k race this weekend. As I was getting ready to leave the house that morning, my husband smiled and said, “Good luck!”
“Oh, I’m not in it to win it,” I replied.
He laughed, flashed me a thumbs up, and jokingly said, “Great attitude!”
It did sound funny. But it’s true, I’m not in it to “win” it. Not even close. Continue reading →
This morning I woke up feeling like I had a “hangover” from the previous week. Yes, I am exhausted from a whirlwind of a conference and woke up with the lingering grogginess from a long day of traveling and a 3 hour time change, but other feelings are lingering, too.
This week at the Mom 2.0 Summit was amazing.
You saw the pictures.
We stayed in the gorgeous, palace-like Langham Huntington, Pasadena. We were pampered by Dove and treated like royalty. We were given gifts and treated to delicious meals. We were thrown parties and taught by experts in our industry. We attended a red carpet Golden Globes style awards ceremony to honor our colleagues and friends.
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