Mom Monday: Learning While Working Full-Time

Working full-time as a parent of three is hard enough on its own. Learning to code and study UXD on top of that… pfff! Are you kidding me? How?? When??? I’m still trying to figure it out. Code Newbie features a few interviews with working parents who managed to learn to code at night and…

Thursday Thanks: Free Coding Resources

I’m a big fan of Udemy courses. I sign up for them when they’re like $10. I’ve even finished a few of them. I’d love to participate in a full-time bootcamp, but what working parent really has the time (or the $)? So, I did the next best thing. I went to YouTube and Amazon….

Mom Monday: Juggling Act

But first… I became a parent of three on February 9th, 2018!!! All things considered, it’s been a BLAST! My latest little one is a sweet, calm, sleepy ball of adorableness and we couldn’t be happier. She eats well. She’s happy all the time. She can hang in her crib and look around forever. She…

Mom Monday: Practical Skills Learned in the Dark

Why, hello! Long time, huh? Time flies when you’re puking and exhausted. That’s right, folks! I’ve been MIA the past 7 months because I’m UBER pregnant. In fact, baby is due in about 9 days (which means it can come anytime). Despite going dark on my blog for many months, I actually have been developing…

Tech Tuesday: Web Colors & Icons

To learn more about Web Design, I’m: Completing the Udemy course “Build Modern Responsive Website with HTML, CSS3 & Bootstrap” by Irfan Dayan. Continuing to practice my skills using the Brackets code editor. Playing around on the Lrn app whenever I have a free moment. Listening to the Code Newbie podcast. Disclaimer: These are not affiliate links and…

Mom Monday: Making Sacrifices for New Careers

I saw this blog post over at Skillcrush. It’s an opinion piece responding to a University of Phoenix commercial about a mom seeking an IT degree: There was so much to love in these 60 seconds: giving working, single parents the credit they deserve, showing how learning digital skills can dramatically improve careers and lives,…

Thursday Thanks

To learn more about Web Design, I’m: Completing the Udemy course “Build Modern Responsive Website with HTML, CSS3 & Bootstrap” by Irfan Dayan. ($10 – a steal!) Continuing to practice my skills using the Brackets code editor. Playing around on the Lrn app whenever I have a free moment. Listening to the Code Newbie podcast. Disclaimer: These are…

Tech Tuesday: Web Fonts

To learn more about Web Design, I’m: Completing the Udemy course “Build Modern Responsive Website with HTML, CSS3 & Bootstrap” by Irfan Dayan. ($10 – a steal!) Continuing to practice my skills using the Brackets code editor. Playing around on the Lrn app whenever I have a free moment. Listening to the Code Newbie podcast. Disclaimer: These are…

Mom Monday: Kid Free (and Freaking Out)!

Both of my kids had promotion ceremonies last week, so it was a whirlwind. Here we come, kindergarten and middle school! Since they are out of school next week (and most summer programs have not started), many parents find themselves in a childcare desert. Luckily, I have a mom that lives less than a mile…

Tech Tuesday: Coding Etiquette

To learn more about Web Design, I’m: Completing the Udemy course “Build Modern Responsive Website with HTML, CSS3 & Bootstrap” by Irfan Dayan. ($10 – a steal!) Continuing to practice my skills using the Brackets code editor. Playing around on the Lrn app whenever I have a free moment. Listening to the Code Newbie podcast. Disclaimer: These are…

Mom Monday: Organizing Blog Posts

I spent a little time stalking professional bloggers this weekend. I want to make my posts more structured and systematic. Less organic and random, more ‘I-know-what-the-F-I’m-doing.’ Right? I think my current blogging trend highlights the randomness of my approach to learning recently. I’m using multiple resources and focusing on multiple related skill sets at that same…

Web Design Notes: Brackets, balsamiq, and Bay to Breakers

{ The teacher in me LOVES alliteration. } I’m sitting in bed, wrapped in KT tape and surrounded by ice packs. It’s a decade-old tradition for my dad and I to run Bay to Breakers, and this year I was not prepared. Still, it’s always a blast. To learn more about Web Design, I: Completed the…