Keep Calm and Avoid the Mall…it can be done!

I swung over to the mall yesterday, President’s Day,  to take my usual walk - but arrived a bit after the mall opened instead of during the usual pre-opening walk hours. OMG, what a mistake! … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Modern Living

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Don’t Forget Fun and Free Time This Summer For Your Kids

A couple years ago, I watched a fantastic episode of Chronicle HD just around the time school was getting out for the summer. During that show, the host, Ted Reinstein, concluded with a particularly witty and poignant on air column: "Let Summer Be Summer". The entire show was about summer and Ted had just a few opinions about what that should be about for kids. Here are a few highlights from the … [Read more...]

Grades Matter But Quality Childhood Matters More!

Starting school is always such a surreal experience for a family. As this annual rite of passage rolls around, I'm reminded of how important it is to help our kids remember they are so much more than the sum of their grades, test scores, and project results! Think back on your childhood. What do you remember? Is it grades? Teachers? Homework amount? Did you have standardized tests, and if so, … [Read more...]