Attending my Brother’s Wedding: Reminiscing on When We Were Just Two Siblings Fighting

The inspiration for today’s blog post comes from traveling over 3,000 miles (each way) with just one month’s notice to attend my brother’s wedding.

Being in the Navy significantly restricts your ability to plan events in the long-term, which means that even though they had been talking about marriage for some time, he didn’t know when his wedding would actually be… until just one month before.

Hey big sis! May 17th, I’m getting married in miami!

And just like that, I booked a flight, took time off, and flew the 3,300 to our hometown. Continue reading “Attending my Brother’s Wedding: Reminiscing on When We Were Just Two Siblings Fighting”

5 Steps To Rewrite Negative Self Talk

5 Steps To Rewrite Negative Self-Talk

Hi my lovely readers!

It was a bit of a wait, but without further ado, my second article has been published to HER Magazine! While my first article was about personal development through learning computer skills, I wanted to get a bit more personal this time around. This article is about rewriting negative self talk, and I’ve gone ahead and not only grabbed a sneak preview for you to read below, but also made some freebies for you to help with rewriting that negative self talk. You can grab your  cell phone goodies here and computer goodies here!

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To All the Mommas Out There: Happy Mother’s Day!

This Tutor in Tinseltown blog article by Stephanie Ortega is dedicated to celebrating moms everywhere on this Mother's Day 2018.

This year’s mother’s day is a unique one.

“Why?” you may ask.

Well, every few years or so, Mother’s Day lands on my birthday.

And this is one of those years.

I’ve flown back to my hometown to be with her (and for my brother’s wedding, of course) and to spend some time with family and friends.

So with this wonderful holiday upon us, I wanted to take some time to write this letter to my mom, as well as to all you mommies out there celebrating Mother’s Day with your own families. Continue reading “To All the Mommas Out There: Happy Mother’s Day!”

The Ultimate Guide on How to Become a Tutor

Tutoring is the best job I’ve ever had. It has been the most rewarding, flexible, highest paying (per hour), and fun job ever-yes, including my “real” day job. Throughout the years, I’ve been asked constantly about how to become a tutor. At first, I was hesitant to share my secrets to success. After all, teaching others how to become a successful tutor would only give me competition.

Silly, right? Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide on How to Become a Tutor”

Master Your Child’s Behavioral Issues

Addressing Behavioral Issues in Children

Master Your Child’s Behavioral Issues

Behavioral issues in children often leave parents feeling frustrated and exhausted. Hopefully, this quote from Maya Angelou brings you hope when it comes to dealing with behavior problems.

 

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”–Maya Angelou

 

As a parent, you want to reduce the constant battles between you and your children’s emotional tantrums.

You may want to throw in the towel and give in. However, this pattern rarely works.

Think about the butterfly analogy. In parenting, fostering the wonders in your children is helping them cope with life situations. Continue reading “Master Your Child’s Behavioral Issues”