Carol C

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Carol grew up and stayed in Ohio for the first 25 years of her life - and then moved 6 times around the country and to Brazil between 1996-2000. She settled in Indiana with her kids, Jonathan {1993} and Ellie {1995}, and her then-husband for 9 years before finally making her way to the great state of Texas in 2009. Within a year of moving, she was saying “y’all” and “bless your heart” like the true Texan she was meant to be. Carol held a variety of part-time jobs while her children were in elementary and middle school. These jobs, from a kindergarten teacher’s aide to a substitute teacher to a Gymboree Play instructor, always centered around working with children. She did the whole volunteer thing throughout her kids’ elementary school days from class parent to Girl Scout troop leader and council volunteer. After earning her 1st degree blackbelt, became a nationally-certified instructor in taekwondo, and volunteer taught taekwondo at her instructor’s school in Fishers, Indiana. After moving to Katy, she opened her own taekwondo school in 2010 so that she and her daughter could continue to do what they loved and continue to be a part of their national association of schools. Carol found her true calling of teaching her students strength, focus, and confidence at her taekwondo school. Carol’s children are both grown and on their own now. {Mostly. They do pay their own bills, but they still come to her for advice}. Her daughter, Ellie, married her high school sweetheart in 2019. She met her now-husband, Scott, through Match.com {yeah, those things CAN work!}. They live in Richmond with their dog and 2 cats and enjoy spending their down time going to the movies and supporting all the local restaurants they can.

Get Up. Get Moving:: Why Physical Activity is More Important than Ever

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With the re-opening of in-person classes at my taekwondo school amid the pandemic this fall, I’m seeing some alarming trends. So alarming, that in my 10 years of owning the school and the additional...

On Being Adopted:: An Adult Perspective for National Adoption Month

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November is National Adoption Month. And while you always hear the stories of children adopted after months and years in foster care, international adoption, and other successful adoption stories, stories about adult adoptees are...

Friday Favorites:: Edition 10

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Fridays are my day. They are either no-work or little-work days for me - so no wonder I love them! In honor of Friday being my favorite day, here are a few things that are...

Remembering September 11 with Acts of Service

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I remember September 11, 2001 so well, even though it happened 19 years ago. I was folding laundry on my bed when my then-husband called me.  His voice was frantic. “Where is my brother working?” I...

Back to School Reflections from an Empty Nester

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Back to school is one of my favorite times of the year. All of the hopes and dreams that come from the start of something new gives me energy. Shopping for school supplies brings...

Celebrating National Ice Cream Month at Home

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I dream of ice cream.  No, seriously. I do. Where most adults prefer to imbibe a glass of wine, pop the top of a can of beer, or hear the clink of the ice in...

It’s Time to Think About Structured Group Activities Again

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The moment I’d been waiting for finally arrived:: my students getting to take classes AT my school, instead of online. It was a glorious day, which turned into an incredible week! The smiles, the...

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Being an Entrepreneur During a Pandemic

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  As an entrepreneur, you often ride a roller coaster of emotions. This meme shows what an emotional roller coaster being an entrepreneur is. It certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. But, even with...

Give Your Kids Focus and Improve their Mood with Structured Exercise

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Parents, doing your job right now as a parent, employee or employer, spouse, head of the house, and teacher - often all at the exact.same.time - is tough. But I’ve got something that will...

Don’t Make Every Moment Magical:: Let Your Kids Be Bored

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Spring Break is almost here, and unless you are taking off on a fabulous vacation, it's likely your kids are going to be bored for some of the next week. And that is okay,...