Graduation: out with the old, in with the new

Do you remember when you graduated from high school or college? What about when you participated in your last sporting event or concert when you were in school? Those moments growing seemed so final, so overwhelming. We knew as parents that there was so much more around the corner to look forward to but, at that moment in time, our children just knew that their familiar romping ground was … [Read more...]

Back To School Tips

Preparing for a new school year can be  overwhelming and catch even the most organized parent off guard. It seems to come out of no where,  and suddenly families coast to coast find themselves back in  school mode. … [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...]

Traffic School: Don’t run red and yellow lights!!

I live in an area where there are some fun areas to walk to. To get to my favorite rehydrating spot, I have to first cross one sticky intersection. What makes it sticky is this: This curious light combination is very common in Massachusetts so shouldn't cause any confusion to drivers who, like me, have been driving around the state for a long time, perhaps even for life. For those of you out of … [Read more...]