So, Changing it up today-5 things to consider when parenting…

Tell Don’t Ask I think one of the things that bugs me the most about parents is that they ask the opinion of their children whom are not even in 1st grade. Sometimes the kids haven’t even been out of diapers for long. So my advice as a child education specialist for over 15 years,…

So, I am not a “woe is me” kind of girl, but my family really sucks… (warning this is long)

So, I don't have a great family. I don't really talk about it a lot. My mom has helped me a lot over the last 8-10 years as I have been a single mom and have had contract jobs and have needed financial help from time to time. But I have always been the kid…

So, an opinion (rant) on today’s parenting styles…

So, because I have worked with children nearly my entire life, I have seen it all. I have seen: the over-pampered, the overachiever, the total underachiever , the troubled, you name it. I have been babysitting since I was 11, which is several decades at this point! I don't really share my age, but I will…

So, it is harder surviving the wilds of the DMV than one might think… (warning, long and snarky)

So, the title of this post might be misleading. For those of you who aren’t a resident of the DC area or are not DC savvy, the DMV stands for D.C., Maryland, Virginia. I am sure that when you clicked on the post you thought Department of Motor Vehicles. I totally get it. So: Chevy…

So, I have been gone again, but 2017 has been off the hook!!!

I think that I am going to start this particular post by explaining 2017 in a nutshell instead of explaining that I know I should have been writing, yadda yadda yadda. So, the 1st 3 months of 2017 went like this- I celebrated the 1st day of the year with my 2 loves, well 3…

So, I went away again for a long time, but for good reason. For the most part…

Wow, I have not written on here in almost 6 months to the date and I am ashamed, baffled and surprised at how much has transpired since I last wrote. I am now in a relationship with a great guy. IT has been official for a few weeks, but we have been dating/talking for over…

So, I really do try to stay joyous…

We went sledding at this awesome National Park in our area yesterday. It was beautiful and the hills are enormous! But then, out of nowhere came the "Hill Nazis". These are moms that had to watch over their children who were all over 8 years old, therefore they decided to watch over everyone else's as…

So, I can plan parties 3 months ahead of time and help fix others’ problems, so why do I not fix…

My job situation?? I have been caring for kids in some way/shape or form for 12 years straight. I also have a part-time job that I do from home that I am grateful for, but I am not happy with it. It isn't a lot of money and it is not fulfilling my dreams. It…

So, I feel like a loser sometimes when my daughter is not with me…

I had to run all over D.C. area today. If I told you the logistics and what I did in between, your head would spin. I'll keep it simple. I had to pick up 2 kids at 10. Event at 11:15. Treat at 1:30. Pick up another kid at 2. Pool at 230. Drop off…