Stop Bullying: Part II This is the long-overdue second post in my anti-bullying series. You can read the first post here. Bullying is a serious problem that requires our attention. Raising awareness of the issue and teaching our children that bullying is not acceptable are both important ways to combat bullying. Teaching our children to… Continue reading Are We Teaching Our Children to be Victims?
Hair-pulling, sister-biting, milk-spilling weapons of mass destruction. The hurricane and the tornado. These are my children. This is the life of a parent. But every now and then, whether hilarious or profound, these tiny humans say something that makes the world stand still. And speechless, my husband and I stare at each other, the same question… Continue reading Watching Out for Tigers: Things My Kids Say
My music teachers taught me so much more than do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do. I wonder how many lives they have touched and changed for the better through out their careers. Many more than I’m sure they ever imagined. I played clarinet through middle school, high school, and part of college, at… Continue reading The 5 Greatest Lessons I Learned from my Clarinet
Stop Bullying: Part I Hello, February! It’s hard to believe January is already behind us. Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away now. While today’s post is about Valentine’s Day, I’ll clue you in: there’s a twist. It’s the first post of a short, monthly series I’m starting about anti-bullying <the Hot Topic right now>.… Continue reading Small Acts of Kindness: A New Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Breaking News: Lachanophobia Pandemic Strikes the Nation! *Lachanophobia: An irrational fear and avoidance of vegetables. Parents everywhere are struggling to get their kids to eat their vegetables, often resorting to tactics such as bribery or disguise. There are reports of parents across the nation offering their children bribes, such as,”If you finish your vegetables, you… Continue reading 8 Tips for Raising a Life-Long Veggie-Lover
Believe it or not, now is the time to start your search for the right preschool if you plan to enroll your child for Fall 2017. Preschools are already offering pre-enrollment for returning students, and will soon be offering open enrollment for new students. Allowing someone else to care for your child takes enormous trust,… Continue reading Finding the Right Preschool
There are nineteen days left until Christmas. My oldest daughter informed me of this today at breakfast. Have you got your Christmas shopping done yet? I’m still working on mine. It can be difficult trying to find just the right gift for each person on your list. If I’m going to spend the money on… Continue reading 7 Gifts for Kids that Won’t Create Clutter