November 22, 2014

Smart Phones & Technology

000  Today’s thought is about Smart Phones and Technology and how far we’ve come in just 15 years.  I really didn’t think about it much, until I received a note from Rutgers University that they wanted to use my quote for a campaign letter.  You see, it’s the class of 2000, 15th anniversary next year and RU sent out a survey a…

80’s Childhood Versus Today’s Childhood

000 I was pondering the past, like my brain tends to do ever so often, and realized it’s amazing how technology has grown in just a few decades.  It’s only been a few decades since smart phones and tablets existed. When the first smart phone was invented in the 90’s only the elite could afford them?  Then blackberries came into existence in…

Ear Picking and Wax Flicking

000 Is it just me or have you noticed lately that more and more people are ear picking and wax flicking?  I’m talking about picking/digging in their ears in front of you AND then flicking whatever they pull  out of that nasty dirty hole?  What the hay?  Why are people comfortable doing this?  It should be as unacceptable as picking your nose….

Easing Travel Away From Kids

000 In a few days I’ll be travelling to Georgia for work.  This will be my first time travelling away from the kids because of work and while I have been away from them for short periods of times, this feels different.  They know what the routine is, but it’s important to reassure them letting them know I’m just a…

Tips to Help Monetize your Blog with Social Media

000 A few weeks ago I blogged about my experience at the Niche Parent Conference 2014 in Orlando, Florida.  If you didn’t catch that post, you can check it out by clicking here. One of my favorite sessions during this conference was called, Innovative Ways to Monetize through Social Media, lead by Stacey Taylor aka @TheSistahChick and Christine St. Vil aka…

1984 Aftercare Versus 2014

000   Back in the 80’s, during my elementary school years, I would go to the YWCA after school program.  When I think about my kids and their after care experience it’s so different than mine.  I’d get picked up by a small bus and taken to the “Y” as we called it.  My son stays at an aftercare program offered…

R&B Songs from Back in the Day

100Growing up, I used to listen to R&B almost every day.  I loved the lyrics in the songs that told stories, the sweet love songs and music that could take me to another world.  When I listen to the R&B of today, the type that is popular on radio, I am disappointed.  Not because the songs are bad, because the…