March 7, 2018 Jameela

Should I Read to My Child Every Day?

The simple answer is yes. Every. Day. Even when you don’t want to read a bedtime story to your children, you have to. Why? Because it helps to build a solid foundation for language, and consequently, excelling in school.… Read More

September 8, 2017 Jameela

Of all the things I worried about during my second pregnancy ‘not getting a full night sleep 1 and 3/4 years later’ wasn’t one of them. 

Warning:  I’m really just here to complain. This post is more for my own personal archives to prevent me from having a third child ?

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August 31, 2017 Jameela

Is there a word for the situation in which your life feels more or less the same, but you realize so much has changed?

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That is me. I feel like my oldest daughter has been going to school forever, but today was different.… Read More

July 13, 2017 Jameela

That is my youngest’s frist full sentence.  It counts, right?

I want to throw a list up of her words because I will eventually forget. (Update: I just realized that Amara is saying many more words than I originally thought. The dates are just the dates that I discovered she knew them)

March 25, 2017 Jameela

My mother left me today. She abandoned me for clear blue waters and warm weather — she went to Jamaica. I suppose she thought that she could run off for two weeks without consequence. After all, her children are adults.

What she forgot to take into consideration was that her grand children need her!… Read More

March 22, 2017 Jameela

My Bother’s Friend Took His Life

Last summer, my family and I lost someone to suicide. The person we lost was my brother’s best friend. We had known him for years. He and my brother went to elementary school together and they continued to be integral parts in each other’s lives.… Read More

February 23, 2017 Jameela

My oldest daughter is OBSESSED with ballerinas. What 4-year-old girl isn’t? When we got Ahni’s Dancing secret in the mail we were excited. To be honest, since we received it, it has been THE bedtime story every single night.