Work from Home Tips from a WFH Veteran

Work from Home Tips from a WFH Veteran

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce I walked away from the well-know very large Boise-based corporation I was employed by for the last time in Wednesday, May 23, 2007. I was “fired” with a hefty severance package to keep my quiet since my atrocious boss told me...
Parenting and Decision Making

Parenting and Decision Making

Getting Real with Dynisha Smith I’m hoping that today’s blog becomes more of a conversation. I am genuinely so curious about how other parents make decisions for their house and whether they include their kids. So the whole premise of this is some social media...
Thoughts on the Holiday Season

Thoughts on the Holiday Season

Getting Real with Dynisha Smith Guess what’s coming up? The best and worst part of the year – the holiday season. For ANY parent this can be a time of mixed emotions. I won’t speak on yours, but mine include joy, warmth, envy, guilt, embarrassment, and alcohol....
Why I Chose a Charter School

Why I Chose a Charter School

I’d like to think I’m the kind of parent who thinks ahead. In reality I’m the kind of parent who sort of thinks ahead when I have to, and mostly just waits until the last second. One area in which I made it a priority to really think ahead was education. Living in...
8 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Paris with Kids

8 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Paris with Kids

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce We took our kids to Paris in 2016 as part of our 30-day trip to Europe that coincided with our daughter’s “I Do Take Two” – she and her husband had a small ceremony in the states with her U.S. family, then had a...
Single Parents as Students

Single Parents as Students

A friend and I were having a lively conversation about college the other day – and who has it harder. His arguments make sense – it’s hard for young people to want to go to college in this climate, despite the economic growth, because of the unreasonable hiring...
Cyber Safety: Is Your Family Safe?

Cyber Safety: Is Your Family Safe?

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here’s some information to help families stay safe – and keep their kids safe – online. While parents are busy building a family, supporting a household, and raising good children, one big responsibility is...