My Journey Out of Darkness… in 11 #hashtags.

69 Views My teenager tells me I use too many hashtags in my social media posts. He’s right.  I totally #OverHashtag.  I love ‘em… because everyone that knows me knows I have issues being brief… and hashtags help me sum up my thoughts, sort of.  Feel free to read only the hashtags to figure out the milestone moments in my …

Connecting the Dots…

83 Views A blind reader uses Braille, a system of dots that is read with fingertips. From the National Federations of the Blind: Braille is the only system through which children with profound or total loss of sight can learn to read and write; there is a significant relationship between Braille literacy and academic success, higher income, and employment; Braille …

I Am The Baseball Mom I Never Thought I’d Be…

87 ViewsNOTE: reposting from April 2014 I am a baseball mom. I was at a bunch of stores this week getting the right cleats and a new glove for the start of the new season. I went through the drawers and bins to be sure all the baseball pants are ready and all the “cold gear” and “heat gear” are set. …

Taking the Wheel to Steer Through One Major Obstacle…

80 Views(Originally posted June 17, 2015) 15 years ago I became a mom. 15 years ago I held a perfectly healthy baby boy.  I noticed how strong he was: “He’ll be a great athlete”, I thought.  I noticed how engaging he was: “He’ll have lots of friends” I thought.  The plans and dreams were pouring through my mind as I …

Sorority Sisterhood: Is it all it’s cracked up to be…

120 ViewsOriginally posted July 8, 2015 ZTA is forever Back in the 90s when I was a collegiate ZTA, there was a line in one of our rush skits that said “When we say ZTA is forever, we mean ZTA is forever.”  It was a fun skit and that was a great line… but I had no idea just how …