Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

    Shoppers On a Stage

    November 19, 2017
    Shoppers On a Stage

    This past week, the hubs and I attended our first holiday lunch occasion with Jrue. I, for one, had moderate expectations; I didn’t expect the food to be postcard-worthy, nor did I look forward to any singularly fascinating conversation, though, I knew it would be, in the least, entertaining to sit and speak with four-year-olds. Upon arrival at Jrue’s classroom, we were instructed to wash our hands in preparation for the meal. The children had been working on readying the tables for the celebration, as they…

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  • Pete the Cat and Jrue
    Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

    Pete the Cat and Jrue

    During a recent school book drive, my 4-year-old acquired a copy of Eric Litwin’s “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes,” the first book in an ongoing series of children’s narratives revolving the life of fictional Pete the…

    November 15, 2017
  • Tattle Tales and Lies
    Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

    Tattle Tales and Lies

    I hear a knock against Jrue’s bedroom wall followed by a roar of anger. Short silence follows. Then, Jrue appears in my bedroom door as I am calmly folding laundry. “Mommy?” he questions. I am amused at the conversation to follow, but…

    November 8, 2017
  • Earth to Future Mom Me

    Earth to Future Mom Me

    It has been 1600+ days since the birth of my son, Jrue, signaling the official propelled junction of the motherhood journey for me. 4 years, 4 months, and 30 days ago, I spent almost…

    November 6, 2017
  • Looks Like We're Millennial Parents

    Looks Like We’re Millennial Parents

    Millennials, or Generation Y’ers, are the generation vaguely marked from birth as early as 1980 until as late as 2000, though, preciseness is not standard. What is essential are the traits, habits, tendencies, and…

    October 29, 2017
  • Karate Chronicles: 3 Ways My Son is "Very" 4

    Karate Chronicles: 3 Ways My Son is “Very” 4

    This week, we took Jrue to his first Taekwondo class. His particular group, the Tiny Tigers, are for children aged 4-6, a cohort identifiable by a distinct level of what I call “filter-less-ness.”   Our decision to familiarize Jrue with…

    October 25, 2017
  • Reading is Fundamental

    Reading is Fundamental

    Many years ago, my company hired a young man to work at one of our sites. This young man, perhaps 35 years old at the time, had finished his job application at home and had brought…

    October 22, 2017
  • The Code Word is "Apple"

    The Code Word is “Apple”

    I have a feeling that my baby girl, Jai, is going to talk a lot when she gets older. She hasn’t given specific indication that her language development is any more advanced than other toddlers her…

    October 18, 2017