Wake Me Up When October Ends During The Pandemic

As October starts, I can’t help myself from thinking about what if my mom was alive. October has always been my favorite month but the last almost 6 years brought on a roller coaster of emotions. Luckily as my daughter gets older, the pain of my mom’s death anniversary disappears in the air. She loves…

Dancing Away The Blue During A Pandemic

My daughter started a Jazz/Hip Hop class. She enjoyed every moment of it. She said that it made her so happy and glad her friends are in her class too. She’s going to dance away her blues during the pandemic with her girls. What could be better than that? Nothing at all.  My daughter started…

We Survived Week One of Virtual School

The first week of virtual school is over! I’m so relieved because it has been a nightmare and an emotional roller. The first day… my daughter had an anxiety attack/meltdown. I calmed her down. We got through it together. Luckily, she had Art so her first day made a happy turn because that’s the one…

To My Kindergarten

To My Kindergarten,  Kindergarten starts in a week! You’re going to be an official elementary school student soon! I’m so excited… sorta because it’s virtual Kindergarten right now.  I want you to know how proud I am you! You have come such a long way these last 5 1/2 years. You have new hobbies and…

The Last Day of Camp Flew By Too Soon

The last day of camp is over and done with now. My daughter and I can’t believe how fast this summer passed by. It still feels like yesterday we started out the camp countdown. Camp helped us escape the reality of COVID-19 this summer. Every day felt “normal” because we spent time outside of the…

Camp Brought Back My Daughter’s Pre-Quarantine Self

My daughter was showing sides of depression during the last few months. She didn’t have energy and sad all the time. I started to worry because it’s scary how my 5 year old could feel this way. The silliness was gone as if it disappeared and never existed. I didn’t what to do to cheer…

The Light Is Starting to Shine Through The Pandemic

This is our life now.This is how mommy and you have to shop.This is how mommy and you stay safe. I never thought you would have to live in a world were masks are required in public.Life doesn’t always go as planned though from time to time. I’m so proud of you for listening to…

A Letter To My Daughter: Losing Her Front Teeth During The Pandemic

Dear Princess, You look so adorable with her two front teeth missing. You’re growing up so fast. I just can’t believe how many teeth you lost now. I’m not surprised though because you got your baby teeth starting growing at 4 months. I guess I just don’t want you to grow up. I can’t help…

My Daughter’s Emotional Letter to The Tooth Fairy

Kids shouldn’t be feeling like this. A five year old shouldn’t know what this kind of sadness. She’s feeling emotions that I’m not sure how to explain in a way she will understand. She’s breaking my heart hearing her say things like this. I’m feeling bad for social distancing her from people at times. I…

The Lorax Got Me Thinking About The Pandemic

My daughter and I watched “The Lorax” today for my mom’s birthday. “The Lorax” used to be one of my favorite books growing up. I made my mom read the book so many times. I decided around lunch I want to watch the movie in honor of my mom. Also, my daughter saw part of…