I love art as much as writing, and when the world feels dark, I get out my paper and colored pencils and draw while listening to music. When my husband and I were going through a divorce, journaling is what got me through that..
Body Image, Hormones, and Spinning Out of Control.
In the 9th grade I worked in the office at the school, and it was my job to go around and pick up all the slips in each classroom that showed who was absent. There was one class in particular that I hated going into, because every time I opened the door the guys in the back row would hoot and holler and call me "sex". My face would grow warm and turn red, and I would practically crush my hand in the door trying to scoot away as quickly as possible. In other rooms, guys would whistle or make rude comments about me.
The first time I noticed I was chubby was when I was six years old, and the back of my hands were rounded from fat, but my friend's hands looked more like flat spheres. I weighed sixty pounds.
Virtual Learning for Children and Young Adults.
How long is a child's attention span? According to developmental and childhood experts, a reasonable amount of time that is within a normal range for a typical child, is two to three minutes, per each year of their physical age. So, if a child is six years old, that would be six times two, which is twelve minutes, or six times three, which is eighteen minutes that a child can maintain focus on a task.
Can You Spare A Dime?
The United States is the richest nation in the world, and yet the above picture portrays the way many of our citizens are living. Especially our veterans. It never made any sense to me that we as a nation could send all sorts of money to other countries to help their people, but couldn't do anything to help the people here at home who needed it just as badly. Charity begins at home.
Is Orange A Good Color For You?
Dear Mr. Trump: I can only imagine the embarrassment you must be feeling after not only losing the election, but for being impeached for your part in the insurgence at the Capital last weekend. But then, you do not feel the same emotions as most people feel, and that is obvious from your behavior over the past four years.
Please Don't Hurt Me
His name was Keith Bridden, with eyes so blue that they sparkled and thick, dark hair. I watched him for days while I worked as a cocktail waitress, trying not to be too obvious, but noticed he was smiling at me every time I looked his way. He'd noticed, and my heart skipped a beat in my chest just imagining what it would be like to touch him.
Peppermint and Chocoate
The anticipation was the best part of my mother's weekly surprise for us. She would bake a cake, not just a cake, but a special cake each Saturday afternoon for my sister and myself. Oh, they were marvelous. One week she baked a cake with M & Ms stuck on the frosting, and one week she made a cake with a big clown on the top, but there was one cake that stole my heart. It was a Hershey's cocoa cake recipe from the can, and the icing recipe was there as well. It was so rich and chocolaty, but the thing that made it so special were the peppermint candies she would crush and put on top of the cake.
Dear Mr. Trump
Mr. Trump, this is the second letter I have written to you, and I doubt you will ever see either one of them, but I will feel better for getting my feelings out.