That Time I Got Called A Racist

The Time I was called a racist

Photo by T. Chick McClure on Unsplash A loss of innocence and the swift lesson in racism from your “friends” Disclaimer: This story won’t be funny or cheerful, and my better self doesn’t emerge for a few more posts. However, I would fail the readers miserably if I hid this story to protect the ugly parts of my journey. We all have ugly; …

Be Proud Of You!

It’s ok to be proud of yourself and shout it from the mountain tops! Don’t feel that you should be ashamed of your accomplishments (no matter how small or large) or where you came from. We tell our kids to be proud of themselves, but do we realize how much they mimic us? That’s right! If we aren’t patting our …

What Is Your Favorite Color?

What is your favorite color?  Fashion Diva Girl started our dinner conversation on Sunday with this question.  After church, we headed to The Lanai At Mamalabay to have linner (late lunch, early dinner). So, here we were sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather in Hawaii and watching the waves when this question came about.  Of course we each took turns sharing …

Be A Ray Of Sunshine For Others

Being there and encouraging others.

Self-esteem is how we feel about our self, but we can help other’s boost their self-esteem as well.  This post will talk about ways we can encourage our children to help a friend, classmate or teammate improve their self-esteem.  Yes, your child can assist in enhancing self-esteem in the classroom. About a year ago my daughter came home talking about …

Define Self-esteem

Define self-esteem for kids - happy kids

I decided to ask my children to define self-esteem.  My middle daughter replied, “It has to do with bullying.”  My eldest replied, “confidence, being ok with self, loving yourself.”  My youngest replied, “hmmmm….something to do with plants.  You know, they have stems!”  I immediately began rubbing and shaking my head.  Being the mommy I am, we stopped to discuss vowel …