Army Life, Mom Life, Parenting, Special Needs, The Army Life Journey, The Momming Journey

Handling the Transition

*Written June 2018 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “So, I close my eyes to old ends And open my heart to new beginnings.” It is roughly 7am and my daughters awakes as she does everyday at the same time asking for something to eat. I instruct her to use the bathroom and wash her face while barely opening my… Continue reading Handling the Transition

Army Life, Mom Life, Parenting, The Army Life Journey, The Momming Journey

What Your Early Childhood Teacher Wants You to Know

“It’s a rare person who can take care of hearts as well as take care of business”- Unknown I spent a total of 2 years working for Child and Youth Services (CYS), an organization that caters to the needs of the families assigned to Army installations throughout the world.  Part of the CYS structure includes… Continue reading What Your Early Childhood Teacher Wants You to Know

Mom Life, Parenting, The Momming Journey

What The World Didn’t Tell You About…

PRESCHOOLERS Hello there!  If you are like me, then most likely you have crossed that magical threshold into parenthood, or you are patiently awaiting your initiation.  If you are in the latter group, then let me be the first to welcome you to the club.  Hi.  Robin here.  Member (and Tired) since 2010.   Like most… Continue reading What The World Didn’t Tell You About…

Mom Life, Parenting, The Momming Journey

The Art Gene is Strong With This One

 “I love being a designer of all things! Everything is design!”- Elayna Spratley I thought it appropriate to begin this post with a quote from one of my dearest friends and godmother to my babies. I have known Elayna for over ten years now and she has been a tremendous support to my family and… Continue reading The Art Gene is Strong With This One

Mom Life, Parenting, Special Needs, The Momming Journey

Diagnosis: Take Two

My daughter, Layla, is a spitfire!  She has so much spirit and umph and is guaranteed to leave an impression on you.  She's a loving child, very affectionate and seeks affection in return.  She's entirely too smart for her own good, scoring advanced scores in reading and in spelling.  She is up for trying anything… Continue reading Diagnosis: Take Two

Identity, Mom Life, Parenting, The Cultural Journey, The Momming Journey

The Black Child’s Parent’s Burden

Recently, my son Noah has taken an interest in history, especially in historical figures.  He’s become fascinated especially with US presidents, which all in all makes sense since he is learning about money and various denominations.  In light of this, and in addition to my own history obsession, I have begun to collect biographies for… Continue reading The Black Child’s Parent’s Burden

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Getting Through the Process

What started out as an obsession to make my son “better” turned into the responsibility as a parent to be the voice for my son that he didn’t have.  And it is a responsibility that I take very seriously.  My natural curiosity compelled me to study and learn the laws under the IDEA (Individuals with… Continue reading Getting Through the Process

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Living on the Spectrum

Post featured on Scary Mommy!!! I’ve been toying with the notion of writing about my son for a minute now.  But I was at a loss as to how I’d go about doing it.  They say you shouldn’t pick a favorite child… that each child is special and unique in their own way.  And this… Continue reading Living on the Spectrum

Mom Life, Parenting, The Momming Journey

We have “those” kids now…

My two older children have been in school for two weeks now, and it seemed that almost instantly, their father and I have received not-so-great reports about their behavior.  It's not as if they are not smart- Layla is reading at a second grade level, writes extremely well, and excels in her math while Noah… Continue reading We have “those” kids now…