India Akua Mendonça

India Akua Mendonça is a stay-at-home mother who loves reading, exploring new places, going to the beach, going to restaurants, and listening to bossa nova music. She received her A.A. in Liberal Arts from Chabot Community College and her B.A. in Black Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. Before becoming a wife and mother, India worked at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University as a Document Specialist. She and her husband purchased a home in Lake County in 2012 and in 2017 married each other in the living room of their lovely home. She is currently a homeschool teacher to her five-year-old daughter, and she enjoys every minute she spends witnessing and cultivating her daughter’s education. India feels fortunate to have the option and the opportunity to teach her daughter how to read. She lives with her husband, Marco, their daughter, and their three birds in Clearlake Oaks, CA.

Five More Minutes!

Our daughter has become an expert at prolonging her playtime. “Five more minutes!” is a phrase she says to us when it is time to wrap up whatever she is doing – having fun with her toys, playing outside, or making splashes in the bathtub. It is a clever tactic of hers to increase her playtime. If you have a young kid, I am quite sure you can relate to it. Your child might tell you “five more minutes” when you tell them that their playtime is over or almost over.


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