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The Mom Look and Wordless Books: Why You Need Both!

  “The mom look.” Do you have one? I’m sure you do. I hope when you pull it out, your kids start shaking in their boots. At least, that is…

Keeping Family History Alive

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots. ~ Marcus Garvey When I was in high school, my mom and…

Finishing Summer Strong

At the end of the day, if I can say I had fun, it was a good day. ~Simone Biles Not to brag, but we have totally nailed summer 2017.…

Make Room for Lots of Downtime

Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity. Robert M. Pirsig So Summer is in full swing by now. Around here, our Summer routine is hardly a routine and the…

Setting Up for Summer Success

Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen. Wayne Huizenga   Growing up, we had a formal living room with light blue…

Avoiding The Summertime Slump

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across…

Yak it Up with Yak Chats!

All great change in America begins at the dinner table. ~Ronald Reagan Growing up, our dinner table was the place to be from 5:30- 8:00…sometimes even longer. Yes, we did…

Ten Ways We Are Being Easy On Ourselves in 2017

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. ~Amelia Barr I like easy and simple. It works best for me. I tend to shy away from things too complicated…too…

If Nothing Else, I Will Be Rockin’ the Lunch Box This Year! Here’s How!

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Adams It’s 7:00 in the morning and you have one kid running around looking…

Why I Don’t Depend on My Children’s Teachers to Educate Them

Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they – not someone else – must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated. Ernest…