latoyamorrison

latoyamorrison
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LaToya is a North Austin transplant by way of Fort Worth, is happily married to Brandon, and a proud mama to their son Griffin (2017). Her greatest passions are writing and education which lead her to the classroom. After 10 years of teaching middle school English, she is currently an instructional coach for Round Rock ISD and an Aggie grad student at Texas A&M. She loves jazz, Lucille Ball, and crafting and is excited to be a part of Austin Moms Blog. You can also follow her musings on Medium and her CraftyMorrison Blog.

Raising a Child of Color with Grace

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Sometimes I linger…. As I pull the blanket over my sleeping little one and stand in the doorway, sometimes I linger… I listen to his breathing. I take in his peacefulness. Our bundle. Our joy. I’m thankful and sometimes...

Why Forgiveness Is Key

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  for·give /fərˈɡiv/ verb stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake. cancel (a debt) Forgiveness is a concept that is easier said than done. I have always struggled with the textbook definitions...

Becoming A Parent Changed My Relationship With My Parents

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Becoming a parent is one of the most life-changing events one can have. I was prepared (somewhat) for the hormonal changes. I was prepared (somewhat) for the lifestyle changes. However, I was not prepared for how my...

Netflix And Truth: Working Moms

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  Netflix And Truth: Working Moms I stumbled across a new series the other evening titled, "Workin' Moms," on Netflix. Your eyes and ears might bulge because it's definitely not PBS television (make sure the littles are...

Best Picture Book Reads For Black History Month

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Best Picture Book Reads For Black History Month If you're like me and desire for your little one to learn about the contributions, history, and cultures of many, you're always searching for great reads for...

The Benefits Of Daycare

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The Benefits Of Daycare Daycare. For the mamas who want to work. For the mamas who have to work. For the mamas who need a break during the week and are too afraid to admit...

Why We Started An Email Account For Our Baby

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Why We Started An Email Account For Our Baby   October 14th is when the idea was birthed. A bit ironic...."birthed." At this point in time we had been trying to get pregnant for a year....

Holidays: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Because I Finally Get a Break

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Holidays: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Because I Finally Get a Break The holidays...are truly the most wonderful time of the year because I finally get a BREAK. If you're like me and are...

Why Old School Is Still Cool

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Why Old School Is Still Cool Analog Mama In A Digital World So......I'm an 80s baby. I grew up when cassette tapes were cool, you could only rent movies at Blockbuster, and side ponytails were LIT!...

Summer Reading for Babies

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  Reading aloud introduces new words, grammar, and concepts that you may not use during regular talking. An average children's picture book may have around 500 words. These add up fast! (readaloud.org)  As school ends and...

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