I have worked with kids for years (and particularly preschoolers), but things got real when my own daughter turned three. Lyla, my daughter, has taught me a lot in the last three and a half years. Some lessons have been easier than others. Like that I really can’t draw Elsa very well or that coffee can be reheated an infinite amount of times. Some lessons have been harder to swallow.
Is it just me, or do stores seem to stock their shelves WAY too early for each big holiday and upcoming calendar event? As a teacher, the worst is when school supplies pop up in stores everywhere the first week of July!
There is something about the summertime that just gets us excited to explore our city and try new things. What is better than finding a new favorite spot or activity in the city? Finding a new favorite spot or activity that is FREE! Here’s a sample of free things to do as you explore OKC this Summer...
Google the phrase “mommy wars” and you’ll find a long list of blogs and articles defending working mothers, others advocating for women to stay in the home, and many calling us all to “just get along!”.
My mom has given me a lot of good advice over the years. Some of my favorites include making sure I’m careful walking in the mall parking lot (even if it’s at 2 PM in broad daylight) and teaching me the value of blush. (My skin tone is classified as “porcelain” which is the nice way of saying “ghost-like,” so blush is definitely a necessity for me.)
The Easter Bunny.... what’s not to love? A human-sized rodent, dressed in his Sunday best, delivers candy and stuffed animals to children on Easter morning. Not only does he come bearing gifts, but this bunny happens to have an abundance of eggs that he likes to hide in yards and bushes and.....wait...... what?
As a school administrator, I have to stay up to date on the latest and not so greatest in the teen world. This includes music, movies, lingo, and phone apps. This allows me to be aware of the dangers facing our students, as well as to keep parents informed of what is going on in the teen world.
Is there anything better than a perfect celebration? Whether it’s a wedding, surprise birthday party, or just a quiet dinner on the porch to honor someone you love, these moments have a way of filling hearts with warmth, joy and…