As if it isn’t bad enough to be driving a minivan around town, parents now feel compelled to paste stupid family stick figures stickers, or “Baby on Board” yield signs in the back window to advertise to the world that they have a family. Seriously!? As if, the minivan in and of itself, or the […]
About Stef Daniel
Stef Daniel is the 40ish year old, experienced (meaning crazy already) mother of count ‘em…4 daughters (yes, she takes prayers) who have taught her nearly E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G she needs to know about raising kids and staying sane.
She hails from a small town in Georgia where she lives with her family in a red tin roofed house (with just ONE bathroom mind you) on a farm - with tons of animals of course. One day, due to her sheer aversion to shoes and her immense love of the sea, she aspires to penning her way to fame on a deserted island in the Florida Keys. For now though, Georgia will do.
Stef moved from Maryland to Georgia on a whim that proved transformational at the age of 21. Soon after she met her husband, got pregnant with twins and decided to give up a career in law enforcement to become a stay at home mother to her children. In an effort to pursue her personal passion for writing, earn some income (for beach vacations), and remain available to her now 4 children she began her freelance writing career from a used laptop in her living room. To date, she has several published works for both adults and children to her name, thousands of credited works and a laundry list of clientele that she works for on a regular basis.
Entries by Stef Daniel
In the business world, you have a CEO, CFO, Marketing Director, Sales managers, human resource officers and a host of assistants and lackey personnel to do the grunt work. This pecking order is essential to make sure that responsibilities are divided equally, that everyone has a specific responsibility and that duties are performed with precision. […]
It’s Sunday morning, at some ungodly hour. I am awake, only because I am programmed to be awake this early in the day. Even though I want to sleep in, some urging – such as the prodding of your 4-year-old feet in my ribs, pushes me out of bed. So I get up. I make […]
Motherhood is definitely not for the modest. If you don’t like being interrupted while you are taking a shower, or aren’t the kind of person who can hold a conversation while you are in the midst of a bowel movement – you might want to forego having children altogether. Seriously. That may seem a bit […]
Today’s parents are the ultimate over achievers. Our children are involved in more activities than ever before, many parents work grueling long hours in order to provide all the wants and desires of their families, and are stricken with a sense of guilt-induced parenting that we are still not doing enough for and with our […]
Its 10am on Monday morning; do you know where you’ll be? Chances are if you are a raising a family, you do. That’s because most families, especially those with young children seem to get into routine that helps them to both manage the daily responsibilities and keep things predictable. Predictable is nice, right? Nearly every […]
Ask any child between the ages of two and (if you’re lucky) ten who Santa Claus is and they will have no problem telling you. He is the jolly, full size elf that somehow wriggles down the chimney (or walks right through the locked front door) and delivers presents to all the good little boys […]
There is nothing quite like a bunch of friends enjoying one another’s company on a hot, sunny summer Saturday. Together, they rode off into the sunset together and found themselves a swimming hole. Perhaps the only thing that could ruin this blissful activity is the fact that they didn’t get far enough from their available […]
It’s ironic really. When your kids are little and not restrained by the confines of a school calendar, they are generally too young to appreciate most of your adventures in travel. Taking a 3 year old to Disney World, or the Southern Cape of Africa, is sort of a waste of time and money considering […]
Situated in the scenic seaside Orange County Florida sits one of the busiest places on Earth. It is probably much more difficult to find things not to do in Orlando, Florida than it is otherwise. There is absolutely no way that any family could become bored and in most cases it will take more than […]
The television, often called the ‘boob tube’ is ever blamed for the demise of our society. For decades there have been anti-television advocacy groups positioning themselves in a ‘save the world,’ type of stance that feel television is ruining people’s lives. One thing that it doesn’t take into account is that you, the consumer – […]
If you want to immerse yourself in an old fashioned American celebration, then head to Disneyland on the 4th of July. From the patriotic decorations to the special entertainment and parades, you’ll find plenty to do during the daytime. After dark, you’ll have a great view of one of the county’s best Independence Day fireworks […]
The internet. In today’s world, the internet is much more than looking up information and being connected with intelligence. It has become, via social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, the new means of social graces and a foundation for many relationships in this world. According to statistics, more than 35% of all the […]
If you have ever landed on a Facebook page that belongs to someone under the age of 25, you were likely curious whether they graduated high school at all…or if their random posts are just a series of typos. Essentially, the world of social media and texting has pretty much created a form of shorthand […]
Each and every month for the past few years, front-page headlines have been made by reporting the current dismal jobs reports across the United States. And week after week, things remain the same. Unemployment lines are long with record numbers of people receiving unemployment benefits while the list of companies hiring are few and far […]