In any event, when I saw him, I said to myself, “Thank you Jesus for letting him be healthy.” But my girlfriends said, “Bye bubble, here comes trouble.” Moreover, I’m glad he is here but it takes a different type of energy when you are over forty as to being twenty-three. I have recently lost my job going on four months now as a Family Outreach Coordinator I was a subcontractor for the Oakland Unified School District. However, I have been spending more time with my toddler, exercising, eating healthy, going to the park, setting up play dates, educating him by making art projects with paint and playdoh, reading, flash cards, working on numbers (math), singing, playing etc.... He’s getting ready to start preschool but it’s been very enjoyable having him as a side kick these past couple months.
I’m actually a Board President of a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization called Oakland Parents Together that I helped develop nine years ago. We are working on a project called One Warm Coat Drive. We just recently opened up our on Family/Parent Resouce Center located at 440 Santa Clara Avenue Oakland, CA 94610. My organization mission is to organize and empower parents to advocate for our children as full partners in the schools. Also we are established in 8 Oakland Unified School District schools we provide Supplement Educational Services (SES) math and reading tutoring programs. I also facilitate parent education, parent discipline workshop with my organization, and train parents to become strong leaders of their children’s school and strong leaders of their communities. Thus, I’m happy that I get to education my little tike on a first hand basis, and he gets to help at our new center which he enjoys because he gets to set up play dates with other children his age. Therefore, I’m truly blessed to have added our new addition to our family even if I’m over forty.