Hi I’m Donna Kristine Manley, but my friends call me Kris. I’m a product of the New York City school system. Born and raised in the South Bronx, but now I’m a Georgia peach living in Atlanta. I’m a S.T.E.M. kinda gal with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology and another degree in Communications Electronics Technology – I still don’t know why I chose Engineering. I’m not working in the field.
I’m the youngest of three children. My parents thought that it was just going to be my sister and my brother, but my sister told our mother that she wanted a little sister and that she was going to ask God for one. Our Mom shrugged it off, but guess what, I arrived soon after. Needless to say our Mom gave my sister a stern talking to, and told her not to ask God for any more siblings – we still laugh about this.
I’m hooked on HGTV (love the show, Fixer Upper, and I also like the shows Swamp People and Alaskan Bush People – I said that too loud). I love to hike, swim, and blog – can’t you tell (I mean about the blogging part?). I’m a children’s book author which I never dreamed I would be. I’m not bragging, but one of my books, Resumes for Children – 17 Years Old and Under is a Mom’s Choice Award Gold recipient, but so is Pampers Cruisers. So I guess I’m up there with poop! LOL!
I’m a speaker and I teach a wonderful seminar on how to develop a child’s resume. Believe it or not kids can get away with a lot more on their resumes than adults can, and that’s the fun part. I have another online home called Hubpages.com where I write various articles. To see where I’ve been and to listen to some of my radio interviews please see my Media Coverage page. I also have great podcasts you can listen to and glean loads of information about children’s activities and much more.
I was a foster parent to a niece and a nephew, and thank God they turned out just fine, at least I think so – they call and Facebook me. I really don’t have much more to say other than peruse my site, please comment; let’s start a conversation, share articles, and assist others in life, so c’mon, let’s go!