I am a custodial step-mother to one 14 YO teenage girl, mother to a 9 YO genius boy, and SAHM to a busy all 3 YO boy--not to mention married to one crazy, technology driven, multi business owning husband. Why else would I be blogging? *hehe*
My story: It’s long. I know. If you’re in a hurry, feel free to skim over it, my feelings won’t be hurt. If you have the time, grab a refreshing beverage or better yet, some cookies (that the kids don’t know you have), and enjoy the read.
Nurturing and teaching have been a part of my life as far back as I can remember. My mom was great at them and I learned from her. She had much to overcome in this world as a polio survivor. I had my turn taking care of her through the years and this taught me empathy, patience, cooking skills, laundry skills, time management, not to mention an in-depth understanding of the needs of those who are physically challenged! I also made an eternity-altering decision at age twelve to put Jesus on the throne of my life, accepting his forgiveness, which allowed me to quit “working” my way to Heaven. It’s a gift. It’s free. It’s life-changing. You should consider it.
I graduated valedictorian from San Antonio Christian School in May 1986. I think I still have a VHS tape and a hard copy of that speech in a file box in the garage. That was back in the days before video cameras and cell phones! Oh the worry our parents felt when we walked out the door. But, that very fall, armed with lots of practical approaches to daily life with pie in the sky ideas, I entered the college campus. North Texas State University to be exact. Never heard of it? Good reason for that. During my time there, the name changed to University of North Texas. I walked away with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education from UNT five short years later. Of course, at the time, it felt like an eternity, but little did I know then how fast time really does fly! College was a massive growing experience, living away from home, having independence with responsibility, learning to get along with all kinds of people and roommates, making friends, being in charge of getting myself clothed, fed, to class, to the library, to work and to church. (Big shout out to Denton Bible Church!) It was a huge part of my growth into who I am today.
I was then and am still certified to teach first through eighth grades, in the state of Texas. Not that I would ever in a hundred million years consider stepping toe on a middle school campus for the purpose of teaching those hormone-surging, selfie-taking, technology-addicted, sugar-consuming, music...
- Member since October 2013
- Blogging since 2013
- DFW Area
- November 9, 1968
- CEO & COO of 3 World Changers (aka SAHM)
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