I don’t know about you but whoever coined the phrase “the dog days of summer” must have been living in another time. Starring ahead is the “Back to School” hoopla. Too many things to do, so little time! I will share my working list to make sure I cover my bases in getting the kids set for a new school year. Read the rest of this entry »
Taking trips with kids in tow is not cheap neither is it convenient but I say it is necessary to create those lifelong memories and to deepen your bond with your kids. 10 Places Every Kid Should See is a place to start. Nine of the ten sites are landmarks within theUnited States,Europe being the tenth.
Beyond North America and Europe, there are five other continents to see;Australia, South America, Africa, Asia andAntarctica. All the continents start with the letter “A”, was that by design? I wonder.
Summer time for kids is about staying up late, sleeping in and daily (almost daily) dips in the pool. The kid with a backyard pool is the bound to be the popular kid on the block. Kids and water can be a precarious combination as highlighted in what does water and candy have in common? The simple answer is that kids love them both!
Here are some poolside pointers to keep kids safe this summer.
If schools are not out in your neck of the woods, they will be out for sure this month. Yea it’s June, the first month of the summer recess. The kids relish going to bed late and sleeping in late. Most business particularly in the retail and business to business industry have it really slow during the summer months. So working parents make the maximum use of the slow period at work by relaxing, taking trips with the kids and enjoying the summer season. Read the rest of this entry »
School will be out for the summer recess in days or weeks depending on your school district. The kids and even their teachers are looking forward to this long stretch of time to relax. The alarm clocks take a long well deserved vacation too.
If left to their own devices, kids can have too much of a good thing. We have all heard the saying “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. The other half is hardly recited so I will give it to you here; “All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy”. Read the rest of this entry »
My preschooler is rehearsing really hard. His school is organizing a recital and brunch for their Mother’s Day celebration and the kids have all sworn an oath of silence not to reveal the specifics for the event. For one, I know that my son is working on my gift. I get daily updates on how he is painting the gift. Read the rest of this entry »
Yes it’s May every one! May is an eventful month for a lot of us. The outdoors are just beautiful with longer days and relatively low humidity. Last full month of school for the kids, graduation season, barbecue season. Lots of folks are mapping out their summer vacation itineraries.
So what observances do we have in May?
May 1st is May Day – Labor Day equivalent in a Read the rest of this entry »
Earth day falls on April 22 every year and for me a time to ponder on how to better recycle, reuse, refurbish, resell and hey even regift stuff lying around that could have gone to waste. Switching from incandescent light bulbs to LED light bulbs: done. Low flow shower heads and aerators: done. Low flow toilets: done. Programmable thermostat: done. You can check out Every Day is Earth Day for more ideas of the little things you can do to conserve energy while increasing your bottom line.
Other than the low flow toilets, these energy-efficient changes are simple and relatively inexpensive to carry out. You also get immediate gratification of seeing a lower energy bill. Read the rest of this entry »
Literature was such for me, English literature to be precise. I reminisce on how I just enjoyed my literature classes in middle school and high school while my classmates groaned and rolled their eyes.
Poetry was my clear favorite. I loved my middle school and high school sessions breaking down poetry line by line. Running analysis of what the poet had in mind. Is the phrase an idiom, a metaphor or is it personification? Is the meaning of the poetry hidden? Are there hidden clues in the poems or is the meaning of the poem obvious? Read the rest of this entry »
2012 is certainly marching on, we are now fully in spring but with the strange whether of the last several months, who knows? I am holding out for one last winter storm. So what do we have to look forward to in April besides paying Uncle Sam? Read the rest of this entry »
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