By Christina Katz How many of us remember the sleepy Saturdays and Sundays of our youth? The days when shops kept shorter hours and time spread slow and thick across the day like maple syrup across our weekend pancakes. Whether or not we attended a church or synagogue, weekends were the time for rediscovering the […]
By Meagan Ruffing Bath time serves many purposes. It’s a time to get your kids clean. It’s a time for your kids to splash around in shallow water and it’s a time for make believe sea water rescues and mermaid tea parties. Kids love the freedom that water has to offer and parents love to […]
By Christina Katz The annual gym membership price was the same as the sales price of the elliptical machine. He wanted the gym membership. She said she would never use it. The debate was on. He wanted frills and perks. She wanted practicality and ease. When the point-counterpoints settled, she won. Now they both work […]
by Gayla Grace Considering the innumerable parenting books I’ve read and parenting workshops I’ve attended, I should be a perfect parent. I’m not. I’ve been a parent long enough, however, to realize that if I keep pressing forward and do the best job I can with a loving and sincere heart, my kids won’t be […]
By, Laura Reagan-Porras, MS What messages am I sending my children about money, nutrition or spirituality? Are they receiving a quality education? Are they getting enough attention? These are a few of the questions parents may ask about how effective their parenting is. The questions may be more worrisome if parents are […]
Its 3:00pm. The final bell rings letting the students know classes are done for the day and it’s time to board their buses for the trek home. For some, this bell rings of excitement. For others, hearing that tone causes them to break out in a sweat, shortness of breath, a nauseous feeling in their […]
This weekend’s roundup of fun and interesting things we’ve stumbled across this week.
Congratulations to all those that completed “Character Counts!” I was surprised this week by the increased number of completed task sheets and rewarded each with Shaolin Power Cards. Keep up the great efforts! Very proud of you all.
Soon enough your kids will be singing the back to school blues, but why not get them excited for some portion of going back by helping them personalize their own locker space? Follow my guide to get your kids back to school in style!
Even good events and welcomed challenges can arrive at the same time and be too much information for our brains and bodies to take in comfortably. Shifting to school routines, gearing up for backpack ‘essentials,’ and fitting in all the late summer celebrations can “stress out” everyone in the family.