“Later Mom Goes Later Teacher; Gets dissed” by Pamela Francis


When I signed on to be the 4th Grade Afterschool teacher at an urban elementary school in Los Angeles, in addition to my job as the 5th Grade Teaching Partner at same school, I had visions of holding sway over a roomful of – I stop here because I realize, slowly, ...

Personal Touch Creations Studio comes to Malibu by Pamela Francis


Personal Touch Creations, the online creative arts studio I launched in the early 2000's from my home in South Carolina, has been accepted into Pepperdine University's Microenterprise Program in Malibu, California for 2017! This little handmade cards and gifts business has been a light in my life and a source of income in ...

The Terrible Toos: Top 10 reasons you’re not… you haven’t… you never… (fill in the blanks) by Pamela Francis


An old friend of mine -- ok, an old flame -- looked me up the other day to find out how and what I was doing. I didn't mind telling him because at this juncture I am a) pretty happy with what's going on in my life, and b) mature ...