As I write this many moms are considering how they're going to have breakfast in bed tomorrow, or what restaurant they'll go to for dinner. Meanwhile, I've had a wonderful Mother's Day today, even before Mother's Day. How can that be? Because my husband came home and asked if I wanted to go out for… Continue reading How to Say Thanks to Your Mother
What role do fathers play in most young adult fiction? If you read a lot, you'll find most of them are absent. Why is this? Is it healthy?
This is the last week of school. Yipee!! (Yes, teachers are as excited about school being out as students.) However, that means for junior high and high school, we have finals. Sunday night saw a meltdown in my household as my youngest tried to study and found his backpack as well as his homework and… Continue reading How to Teach Your Kid to Deal with Stress
Here in the United States it's that time of year where the camping season starts. I noticed it first last Wednesday when it took me an extra couple of minutes to be able to pull out of the parking lot due to RV after RV and the ensuing traffic that backed up after them. After… Continue reading How to Plan a Successful Family Campout
It's that time of the year, the children have either begun summer vacation or are counting down the days until they escape the confines of the classroom. As a parent and a teacher, I understand. I'm counting down the days before I'm free to focus on other things during the summer. However, as all moms… Continue reading How to Survive the Summer Doldrums for Moms
As I've written before, my family enjoys drama--the good kind. Theater has been handed down from my husband's experiences to our kids. As I sat last night preparing to see a rendition of Fiddler on the Roof, Jr, by kids ages 6-18, I realized kids' theater has some very powerful benefits to the students involved,… Continue reading 4 Important Benefits to Kids’ Theater
Ever wonder how to diminish the toxins in your life? These four plants can help you do that. They are natural, healthy ways to support your body.
In the Dragon Courage series dragon riders have a saying, "May your dragon fly true," but what exactly does that quote say? It's a blessing much like a greeting or a farewell that indicates a hope that the rider or person's dragon will fly safely. However, it's much more than just that. The blessing also… Continue reading Courageous Young People Who Fly True
Statistics show that only 8% of people who make resolutions are successful! However your age could either help or hinder you. Statistic Brain says that 39% of people in their twenties are successful each year at keeping their resolution and only 14% of people over 50. So, how can you keep your New Year resolution? Here are some helpful hints.
Do you need last minute ideas for holiday gifts? Discover some meaningful gift ideas that won't take a chunk of your pocketbook.