• Early Childhood Education

    A Day in the Life of a Daycare Provider

    Recently, I took to Facebook posting that I should make a blog post about “a day in the life of a daycare provider” because there is no way that I could make up some of the things I see happening on a daily basis. I received quite a bit of comical reactions to my post and therefore, I was inspired to actually follow through with my writing prompt! Preface- Because you have to understand where I’m coming from in order to comprehend the comedy behind it all: I work as daycare teacher for the toddler age group of 18 to 24 months old. I am the late shift teacher, meaning…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas

    Reflecting on 2018

    As the year draws closer and closer to the end with each passing day, I can’t help but to review how much my life and my world have changed in 2018. While choices made were difficult and emotional, I am who I am today because of this year and what I have learned the last 11 months and three weeks. At the beginning of the year, my little family of three was living in Austin, TX. We made the tough choice to leave the city we had called home for nearly five years to move closer to family in Northern California. To this day, I still miss the Tex-Mex, HEB…

  • Creative Writing

    Dom & John (Vol. II)

    My morning routine consists of a few stretches, some sharpening of my claws, and a partial bath (because I usually save the deep cleaning for the evening when I can use a human’s lap as a wash basin). If I don’t hear footsteps upstairs by the time I have finished preparing for the day, I will venture up there and loudly vocalize my distaste for their need to sleep in. Who really needs to sleep eight hours at a time? I know I don’t! That’s what “cat naps” are meant for during the day. These humans can just be so unproductive at night.???? Anyway… by the time my humans come…

  • Uncategorized

    The Struggle

    Today was a test of my patience and abilities as I learn to understand the responsibilities of my new position. I don’t want to dwell on negativity, but this day impacted me so much that I felt the need to journal about it and decide what to do to turn the day around. Recently, my position at work changed and it was a decision that I did not agree with. I challenged the decision (respectfully, of course), but in the end, I was moved to a different position. Change can be a good thing, but I am a stubborn person and I have this plan in my mind that I…