Little Things Create The Best Memories

  When I think back to my childhood, some of my most vivid memories are of simple things such as sitting next to my grandmother as she sewed a blanket for my teddy bear, or lying in the grass with my mom on a summer day, describing the shapes of clouds in the...

GOAL – PLAN – ACTION!

The New Year is an about fresh starts and new beginnings, resolutions and setting goals. As adults, we reassess our lives and create a plan for the coming year, yet kids are often left out of this process. But who says that kids can’t get in on the action, too! In...

Bring Back Basic Manners, Please!

Holy Lack of Decorum, Batman! What has happened to children’s manners these days? When Fred Astaire said, “the hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any”, I wonder if he was looking into a crystal ball. Our society seems to have lost its...

The Balancing Act

Is it just me, or are kids overly programmed these days? Sometimes I feel like between our own schedules and our kids’ activities, it’s impossible to coordinate get-togethers, even on the weekends. That to me is sad. My own children have days that are programmed with...