An Unexpected Ending

The day began like many others: a flurry of emails, inquiries to respond to, reports and issues to troubleshoot. I had planned to work on the prep for some large upcoming projects. I was sure to make headway on a lot of pending tasks. Then, mid afternoon, I went to a meeting. The next thing … Continue reading An Unexpected Ending

Making Progress

Earlier this year, I wrote about my son, and the delay in his language skills. Despite my hesitation and concerns, I went ahead with the doctor recommended evaluation, and soon after, speech therapy. The speech evaluation was just as frustrating as I had thought it would be. We had an hour to convince my son … Continue reading Making Progress

Learning to Communicate

Not to toot my own horn, but I've been told from time to time that I have decent communication skills in the workplace. I am well-spoken, clear and professional. I am able to speak publicly to both large and important audiences without hesitation. My writing skills reflect the same. I sometimes am asked as to … Continue reading Learning to Communicate

Speak Up!

After the recommendation was given, I sat in silence. I didn't want to believe what the doctor was saying. I heard both good and bad things, but after all that I've been through, I didn't want to face another failure or painful thing. A couple agonizing months had already passed. I could do this no … Continue reading Speak Up!

The Thief

I was always aware that things were different.  Yet, as a young child, it seemed easier to ignore it.  But then, it grew.  I was always wondering why things were different.  Why did I not look like the other girls in class? Why didn't we have the same things that others did? If there ever a constant … Continue reading The Thief

Struggle and Growth

It’s amazing how fast the year has gone by. Yet, when I think back to the beginning of it, that time seems so far away.  In the beginning of 2017, I was a different person. I was suffering and hoping that changes weren't so far away. I had started a new anti-depressant and was given … Continue reading Struggle and Growth

My Father’s Tree

When it first came, it was one of the most popular styles. I can't remember if it was a Douglas or Noble. I remember it being covered in white "snow", and supposedly had the scent of a real tree. It was economical and practical, and it became the tradition year after year. In fact, it … Continue reading My Father’s Tree

Giveaway!

It's been a while since I had a random giveaway on the blog. Today, someone was really thoughtful and kind to me this morning. It really started my day off right. In honor of that, I'd like to pay it forward ! Visit my Instagram to enter - this is a short one, as I … Continue reading Giveaway!

A Mommy Story: Cooper’s Helmet

How would you deal with your child's medical issue ? In this edition of A Mommy Story, we are featuring Tamra and her son, Cooper. Tamra reveals discusses how she dealt with an understandably difficult and stressful experience.  ---- As mothers, we all experience different trials and tribulations. They are generally greeted shortly thereafter (sometimes … Continue reading A Mommy Story: Cooper’s Helmet

Sell for a Cause

A friend of mine came up with a brilliant idea to help those affected by Hurricane Houston.  She knows quite a few self-employed consultants and decided she'd host a shopping event in her home. All vendors would have to pledge a percentage of their profits towards relief efforts for Houston. She would match whatever was … Continue reading Sell for a Cause