I Am A Mother

I am a mother, and one among the Mothers I feel the stinging of tears When I watch another grainy film Another life snuffed out, so young in years   Shot in the back Tased in the face I watch in horror, its disgrace   Without due process murder now acceptable Because of skin color, … Read more

My Biggest Regret

When I look back, the one thing I regret most is not attending a university. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I graduated high school. I don’t remember anyone talking to me about college. I never took the SAT’s, and honestly, I am not sure at that point in my life … Read more

Moms of Millennials

Lisa and I are moms of millennials! We each have two beautiful, intelligent, strong, and amazing daughters who are part of the millennial (or Gen Y) generation. Having daughters is one of the main reasons for starting this blog. We want to pass onto them the life lessons we have learned along the way. What … Read more

Making A Difference

Am I making a difference? Am I doing something important? I ask myself these questions because I’m at the point in my life where I want to do something that helps people and makes the world a better place. It’s easy to feel like I’m just one person, and how can one person make a … Read more

How Far Should We Go To Help Our Kids Succeed?

How far should we go to help our kids succeed in life? Is doing their homework in second grade okay because the teacher doesn’t understand a 7-year old’s need for sleep and playtime while they do academic hours? Should we design and complete the 3D replica of a high rise that is earthquake proof and … Read more

Walking Through Life With A Woman

As a man, I’m finding it quite difficult to elaborate my thoughts on a subject of which I have no experience. But, I can give you my perspective as the “husband” of a woman who has been walking, running, crying, laughing, raising children to be responsible adults, hard-working, but most of all LOVING! We have … Read more

People Change And So Do Relationships

I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a mom. I had it all planned out in my head. I would meet the perfect guy, he would ask me to marry him, we would have a boy and a girl and live happily ever after.  The funny thing is that I … Read more

Trust Me!

“Trust me.” If you are a parent, I am sure you have heard these words before. What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when your child utters those words?  Okay, how about this one, “You never believe in me.”, or maybe, “I am not a baby.”, or “I know what I am doing.” … Read more

Kids Are Kids Until They Aren’t

People feel teenagers are apathetic, disconnected and sometimes downright rude. After teaching for 40 years what I have observed is kids are kids. They learn from their parents and from others around them. If they are allowed to do what they want whenever they want, they do not learn the concepts of deadlines, respect, and … Read more

An Honest Conversation About Navigating Motherhood And Career

I was never that girl that had a deep yearning to be a mother. I loved my freedom, my career and have always been fiercely independent.  In fact, I spent much of my young adult life debating whether or not motherhood was meant for me – erring on the side of it not being so. … Read more