Morning Musings and Close Calls

What a crazy morning drop off today. The streets near the school were lined with parked cars for some end of the year event. The crossing guards were no where to be seen. And, everyone was leaving for work at the same time making all the streets leading away from school crazed.Like many New England schools, our school driveway was made eons ago when cars were just a tad bigger than a VW bug. Add … [Read more...]

Bike Smart, Bike Safe

You probably heard the very sad news about the 13 year old Medway boy who died over the weekend after his bike was hit by a minivan. I can't imagine the anguish his family must be feeling.With school about to end, this tragedy reminds us of the importance of reinforcing with our kids safety rules for ourdoor fun, especially with regards to fun on wheels. Did you know it is actually the law in … [Read more...]

Sleep, baby, sleep. If it were only that simple.

Every new parent dreams of the day their adorable infant sleeps through the night. Initially, being up at night with our much anticipated baby is wonderful - even awe-inspiring. Then the other shoe drops, we realize we are tired and that quickly trumps admiring the cuteness of our infant.A friend of mine pinged me recently after she heard Dr. Ferber interviewed on NPR and read the Globe article … [Read more...]

So, that’s why we have kids!

A friend of mine sent me this email - she had received it from another friend. You know, perhaps it is the rain or needing more java, but this almost makes sense!CHILDREN - and why we have them!To those of us who have children in our lives,whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students...here is something to make you chuckle.Whenever your children are out of control, you can … [Read more...]