Dear Daughter, you were never mine | nylc11.wordpress.com

Dear Daughter, Your first Mother’s Day approaches and I am excited for you. Surely you have expectations, hopes, and dreams. It is my sincere wish that everything will come true. Eventually. But as you likely figured out by now, life is what you make of it. We aren’t close. You’re not actually mine. I have … More Dear Daughter, you were never mine | nylc11.wordpress.com

Finding your voice and way of life | nylc11.wordpress.com

Recently I was told, “There’s people like you who go their own way with or without approval and then there’s people like me who fight to find their voice.” When she said it I couldn’t figure out if it was a compliment, a simple statement or an accusation. Analyzing this random comment made me realize … More Finding your voice and way of life | nylc11.wordpress.com

Nobody is perfect or why step-mothering isn’t my favorite | nylc11.wordpress.com

Loving children when they’re small is quite easy. You see, they’re tiny and look at you with their puppy dog eyes. They’re helpless creatures that need to be taken care of. I love kids and have always loved taking care of them. I was 21 when I was tasked with a custody battle, I had … More Nobody is perfect or why step-mothering isn’t my favorite | nylc11.wordpress.com

Montessori vs. Traditional Kindergarten | nylc11.wordpress.com

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician who is known for her passionate and pioneering work in early childhood development. She believed in sense learning and creative exploration letting children lead the classroom and encouraged teachers to stand back and only help when it was absolutely necessary. Dr. Montessori is known for peaceful education; therefore, it … More Montessori vs. Traditional Kindergarten | nylc11.wordpress.com