Family Stories and Traditions

When I think of family stories and traditions one of my fondest memories is that of my mother-in-love and her afghans. She made some of the most beautiful blankets you’ve ever seen. She made one for both of our children when they were first born. She even made one for me and my husband early…

Are My Career Moves Hurting My Kids – Part 3

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 In my final post for this mini-series I’d like to encourage those of you who are helping your children make the transition to a new environment to be sure to find or build community in a very intentional way. I will always appreciate the warmth, fellowship and love…

Wisdom

“For the Lord gives wisdom.” Proverbs 2:6 _ We live in a world where we are faced with tough decisions. I am thankful that in those times I have my faith to lean on. I have learned in my life to pray for discernment to help me do what I feel is the right course…

Shoutout Saturday-Back Home

It’s Shoutout Saturday! Let me tell you about this very special gem from my collection by @gloriajeanpinkney entitled BACK HOME. _ 👨‍👩‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👴👵 Living far away from extended family can make it tough to build and maintain bonds that help young children build their identity. _ 🚙👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 This book reminds me of the many road trips my husband…

Want to help your child adjust to a recent move?

🎉👨‍👩‍👧‍👧🎊Host or attend several gatherings with family and friends to announce the move and celebrate this new chapter in your lives. — 🏖🏕🎡 Take the time to visit special places as a family that hold great memories and draw you closer to each other. — ✈️🗺🏫 Visit your new location if possible before you move so that…

Throwback Thursday-Family Matters

📸 Have I got a Throwback Thursday for you all today! _ 🚚 Moving can be really hard on young kids because it can mean long periods of separation from extended family. _ 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 My husband and I come from large families with lots of brothers and sisters and even more cousins, aunts and uncles. We made every…

Mentorship Matters-A Salute to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Could not end the day without saluting the outstanding men of @alpha_phi_alpha for their unwavering commitment to education. It takes a village and we appreciate each and every one of you who fight the good fight with us to help prepare our children for bright futures of service to all mankind. #AskDrMarta #earlychildhoodeducation

Guess What’s In the Big Box?

Grab one of the last 15 Dr. Marta Big Boxes of 2019 for the young learner in your life. Featuring Dr. Marta’s Tool Kits, the Big Box gives parents and educators the tools they need to get kids ready to start school. A veteran early childhood educator of over 40 years, Dr. Marta provides easy…

Are My Career Moves Hurting My Kids – Part 2

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 For Part 2 of our series we are going to explore more strategies for helping young kids to cope and excel when they are forced to move for their parents’ careers. If you’re just tuning in, I encourage you to check out last week’s blog for Part 1 of the…

We ALL Need Great Teachers

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ This one goes out to all of my brothers and sisters who have taken on…

Shoutout Saturday-Don’t Say A Word, Mama

📣 It’s Shoutout Saturday and I have to tell you about another wonderful book entitled Don’t Say A Word, Mamá (No Digas Nada, Mamá) by Joe Hayes. – 🌶🌽🍅Hayes teams up with illustrator Esau Valencia to tell the story of two sisters who love each other and their mother so much that they overflow their mother’s…

Give The Gift of Learning

🎁🎁🎁To make your holiday season merry and bright, I am offering my Holiday Baby Box and Holiday Big Box to one-time and monthly subscribers at the $100 level and above! – 📕📗📘You will receive my book of the month along with access to advance content and resources. You also have the option to receive my…