This book is a collection of observations, tips, and reflections from a Mother to her own children about parenting as they become parents themselves. The book is her gift to them as they begin their new and exciting journey in becoming parents. Helen is immensely proud of her adult children which made her reflect on why they became independent, self-reliant, responsible adults. This is a collection of her reflections. She reminds them that good parenting is intentional and requires thought and perseverance. Helen conveys the message not to parent with the "hope" that children will become successful adults, but parent in a manner that raises the probability they will. Good parenting does not guarantee children will grow into awesome, responsible adults, but good parenting give children a chance to grow into healthy adults with the skills, attitudes, wisdom, and spiritual base needed to achieve peace, happiness, and success.
Helen Gomez is a teacher with a Bachelors in English, MSAT, and a Masters in Education. She is married and the mother of three children. Helen started having her children at age 26 and stayed home with them until her youngest was in second grade. Forced to go back to work because of divorce, she was a single parent for four years. Presently Helen is happily married. Helen is very involved in her Church and enjoys serving in many ministries. She is working towards her graduate degree in Theology. Helen is a grandmother of six very young grandchildren and finds the role of "Gigi" the best role she has ever had. Helen considers herself an average woman living an average life enjoying the simple blessings all around.