parenting

WHERE DID THE KIDS GO? INTO THE DIGITAL PLAYGROUND?

It’s a warm Fall evening. I am out walking our large golden lab, TJ, through our neighborhood and I feel something is missing. There are sounds I wonder why I never hear, or sights I do not see, day after day, that I remember from my own childhood. Occasionally I spot a few neighbors walking […] Read more…

When in Doubt Choose the Kids

  If we are not careful work,  commitments, volunteering, and obligations will fill our schedules and leave no time for us to spend quality time with our kids or to have fun with them.   Make room in your day and week for your kids and loved ones.  If you need to put it on your […] Read more…

teaching kids creativity

The Importance of Teaching Kids Creativity

Creativity has always played an important part in my own life. I can remember drawing and writing little stories from about the age of nine. Now my own grandchildren are doing the same. This is such a great part of a well-rounded development and it actually helps develop a part of the brain when kids […] Read more…