Is it just me or does time really speed up as our children grow up? I can’t believe another school year has come to an end.
The school year is rapidly coming to a close and that means one thing…gifts! Every May I find myself debating about what to do for my children’s teachers to commemorate the achievements and successes of another year.
Yes, it’s that time of year…the time to enact the big New Year’s Resolution. Always a wonderful intention, but sometimes difficult in the implementation.
Turkey Treasures are those art projects made in preschool or primary grades in which the child’s hand serves as the turkey and feathers.
It’s a tradition that was already in place when we moved in ten years ago and it’s still one of my kids’ favorite things to do: The Neighborhood Boo! It’s a simple concept…give an anonymous plate of holiday goodies to a neighbor and then pass it on.
Thumb print art! It’s simple, inexpensive, a bit messy and fun for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages.
So I need some help here. I have two middle school boys and it’s the time of year that leaves us talking in circles about Halloween costumes.
Fall has always been my favorite season. I love pulling on my cozy sweaters that I haven’t seen for months and walking around in that cool, but not quite cold, air.
A family’s personal journey of recovery becomes a gift of healing for an entire community. Over 300 families in our community lost the place they called home.
I wonder if we could just have a few plain old days of shopping without being bombarded months in advance for the next giant holiday.
It seems like the beginning of the school year is a sea of paperwork even in this electronic age and it can be overwhelming for even the most organized moms among us.
PASS stands for Physical, Academic, Spiritual and Social. Each family member selects a goal for each category and we record them in the notebook.
Yes, that’s the rule every two years when the wonderful strains of John Williams’ Olympic Fanfare fill the house. Don’t you find yourself busting out that trumpet part at random points in the day?
I’m sure there’s some big polysyllabic, technical, educational word for that midsummer cognitive mushiness, but in our house we just call it Summer Brain.
Maybe this will sound contrived to many of you, but I feel it is my duty as an American parent to make sure my children appreciate the democracy in which they are privileged to live. This is not a Republican or Democratic issue…it’s an American one.
In this day of text messages and tweets, have we lost the art of letter writing? Perhaps, but in my house, hand-written thank-you notes are still mandatory.
Alright, moms…it’s that time. Come up with spectacular activities to amuse and amaze your kids and their classmates at the big school Valentine’s Day Party!
Some of you moms may be years away from the topic of allowance and others may have astutely handled it years ago, but I’m in the thick of it right now.
They say it takes a village to raise a child and I believe that includes having women other than biological mothers available as role models
The school year is rapidly coming to a close and graduations are on the horizon. That means one thing…gifts!
Last week I blogged about the traditional activities we learn from our grandparents…knitting, gardening, cooking, and woodworking. But this week, the tables are turned.
Is it about the Knitting or the Stories? What we learned from our grandmothers…
This year we committed fully to the staycation. Usually I’m not a fan of the media-created, cheesy, combo colloquialisms, but it really has been a fun escape in our own backyard.
My kids are always fascinated by what I said as a little girl…I guess it’s just hard for them to imagine Mom being three years old!
Some of you may recognize these words as the lyrics from the Broadway musical about the Yankees, but this blog will be devoted to a weekend hockey experience that my 10 year old son just completed.
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