Oh, the dreaded word exercise. One of the most heavily scrutinized words, and probably one of the most disliked, too. Don't come for me, but maybe we should focus on helping our children understand the importance of exercise instead...
I am creating our summer bucket list as the school year winds down. It is a list of activities to fill our summer months of June, July, and August. My summer bucket list will focus on four areas, and...
It's that time of year again. We have just passed Principal Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Week, and the school year's end is (thankfully) fast approaching. As a veteran teacher spanning over 16 years and 4 countries, I have...
As spring, baseball, and t-ball finish up we are already thinking about having a summer schedule. We are already signed up for camp. My son is signed up for a week of Basketball/Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Camp. My...
If you just sign up for 576 activities then you’ll never have to worry about this. But seriously, screen time is something that many parents seek to avoid. Even doctors encourage families to avoid it. So, why are we...
I know it is May, and no one is thinking about cold weather, but my two-year-old is currently in her Frozen era. Everything has transitioned from Moana to Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. I am sure I will have some...
Massachusetts author Elaine Dimopoulos has written some of my daughters' (ages 8 and 10) favorite books, so it was such an honor for all of us to be able to ask her questions about parenting, writing, and her latest...
Mothers, we've all had one at some point in our lives and many of us decide to become one ourselves. With Mother's Day coming up, I thought it might be nice for us to reflect on our changing relationships...
It was a pleasure to sit down and chat with science writer Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice about her latest book all about pets published with MITKids. Our conversation spanned from parenting to pets, and I could listen to Dr....
I have a semi-Montessori approach to manageable chores for my kids in our home. We started chores really young. Honestly, the tiniest things, such as putting the cereal box back in the cupboard, or small ways to help them...

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I am creating our summer bucket list as the school year winds down. It is a list of activities to fill our summer months...