The holiday season can be a period of frenzy for most parents. With all the assortment of toys and gadgets, parents feel the pressure in choosing the right gifts that not only will be appreciated but would hopefully also benefit their development.
About Lana Jelenjev
Lana Jelenjev is a freelance educational consultant, the brains behind Smart Tinker. She recently got diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37 which turned her world around. She blogs about her musings on parenting at Goodness, Grace and Gratitude as she navigates through a new territory of hospital visits, a whirlwind of feelings and in finding compassion as she battles cancer, a disease that her mom succumbed to at age 49. She advocates for the importance of early detection and encourages women to take part in her Breast Check Challenge – SMART TINKER.
Entries by Lana Jelenjev
After six weeks of summer vacation, I find myself going back to our school time routine. However, as I reflected on last year’s first week of school experiences, I realized that it was so easy to let the new school year go by. Last year, we were all preoccupied on my treatments. The focus was […]
I didn’t realize I have been riding on a dark cloud to strangers, acquaintances or even friends when I respond my usual remark of “but why shouldn’t I be positive? Why shouldn’t I be happy and be grateful and be alive while dealing with cancer?” I didn’t realize that to some people my remark can […]
Yesterday in the waiting area I noticed you. You came out of the doctor’s office, the same room that I came in a few minutes after. But in that fleeting moment that I was waiting to be called, I saw you. Your back lounged, partly seated on the table, the elderly woman probably your mom […]