Life as a WordPress.com Happiness Engineer, Wife, Parent, Homeschooler, and Author

Black coffee much with light coffee in it. The mug says Freedom to Publish in white writing. It sits on a wooden table in front of a Mac computer keyboard and black headphones.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I work for Automattic, Inc., the parent company of WordPress.com, as a Happiness Engineer. I celebrated one year at Automattic and wanted to write about what this year has been like for me. I work remotely, usually out of my home office, and I make my schedule. But

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HereWeRead reviews my book Civil Rights Then & Now

My children’s book Civil Rights Then & Now has been available on Amazon for a month and the feedback has been amazing. I am in awe of this whole experience and can’t believe that after two years of writing and editing, we are here. The journey has been unreal and I have learned so much.

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September Mono-Print Desktop Wallpaper

Mono-printing has made a comeback! In the last three years, the Gelli® Plate has become very popular, just search YouTube. There are numerous videos showing viewers how to make their own plates, and countless others show different mono-printing techniques. It’s quite interesting! Admittedly, I was sucked in a few months back as I was looking

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Happiness is My JetPens.com Haul

I love pens! That’s an understatement. I have an unnatural obsession with pens. My favorite pens are the Uniball Signo RT, and I usually buy them from Tokyo Pen Shop. However, recently I decided to try Jetpens after watching Melanin Eclectic’s YouTube video from December 2017. About a week ago, after a particularly grueling couple

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Happy Anniversary (and a Jerk Chicken recipe)!

Old Post reposted: Sunday, August 30, 2016: I celebrated my birthday (38 and Great!) and my husband and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary! We decided to spend the day cooking together and having fun as a family. One of the things I miss about NY is the easy access to Jamaican (and other West

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