Airport Madness

Have you ever wondered about the people that you see in an airport? They come in all ages and sizes. They wear business suits, slacks, skirts, sports gear, jeans, sweat pants, and even pajamas. Overall, each person’s airport experiences are unique. The airline counter and security check always fascinate me.…

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Parenting Rule Book

Have you ever noticed that there is only ONE owner’s manual included in a box or package? It often comes in multiple languages and usually has a troubleshooting section at the end. Basically, the manual is an explicit list of instructions on how to build and/or operate an item. Living…

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Jury Duty – Honor or Inconvenience?

Jury Box Photo

“I am so excited! Look what I just received in the mail – A JURY SUMMONS!!!!!” These are words that are never spoken, by anyone, well at least, not anyone that I know. Are you kidding me? or Seriously? are some of the responses that I’ve uttered out loud, as I’ve…

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Go To School Because You Can

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Today I told my female students that it was their last day of school. They are no longer allowed to get an education. It was a new government rule. Initially, I had their male classmates tell them the news. With a straight face, I told a group of mostly 10-year-old girls to…

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Moments Matter #1 – Know Your Child’s Friends

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Have you ever gone to bed happy and grateful and then wake up the next morning with the same feeling? You go to sleep with an excitement of the day’s events and then wake up with the same euphoria. This is life’s way of reminding you that happiness matters. People…

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Day of Quotes #2

Image: Diane GP

Quotes just make me happy! Overall, they make me think, smile, cry, and laugh. This week I chose quotes that describe our relationships with family, friends, and people, in general. Enjoy the second installment of a Day of Quotes. “It’s the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it’s the little…

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