Teaching Manners To A Teen

When your baby is just starting to talk you patiently work with them saying things like, “Say thank you!” They sweetly repeat whatever you say and everyone around you will go awwwwwww and you feel great and the birds sing and unicorns poop rainbows and all is right with the world. When your kid startsContinue reading “Teaching Manners To A Teen”

Back To School After A Pandemic

Today is the day. My 15 year old is venturing back to high school as a Sophomore. It has been a very disturbing, surreal year and a half for all of us. The uncertainty, the fear of COVID, the racial tensions, the protests, the Asian hate, more protests. . .it has been a lot toContinue reading “Back To School After A Pandemic”

FIRST ROBOTICS

FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. It is a robotics community for young people partnering with volunteers, parents, educators and sponsors. It is a non profit organization that was founded by an inventor (Dean Kamen) in 1989. In my opinion, it is a FANTASTIC way to promote STEM and helpContinue reading “FIRST ROBOTICS”

How Teens Can Succeed In Public School

Summer “vacation” is almost over already for one of my kids. She starts 10th grade on July 26. The younger one starts 7th grade on August 23. They both are honor students and have high IQs but it takes the whole family’s involvement to keep the momentum going and to stay positive. Public school isContinue reading “How Teens Can Succeed In Public School”

Special Day With Grammom

Grandmothers can be magic. I had a fantastic relationship with my maternal grandmother. Turns out she was a “step”grandmother but I never knew that until way after she passed away. She is the reason I am relatively sane. I know how to love because of her. I know what it is to be loved becauseContinue reading “Special Day With Grammom”

MEMEology

If a study of meme exists I think my teenaged daughters would major in it. It is amazing how much MEMEs have infiltrated and taken over their conversations. If they are not talking about a meme they are using a meme to explain something. What is funny is that they have no clue where theContinue reading “MEMEology”

Might As Well Laugh About It

I love this blog. Is it weird to blog about the blog? When blogs began in the mid 90’s it was not even called a blog. It was called a personal homepage. Now there are MILLIONS of blogs on the internet today. You can blog on Tumblr, Squarespace, WordPress or so many other places. ItContinue reading “Might As Well Laugh About It”

Independence Day Makes Me Anxious

July 4th is right around the corner. I have watched firework sales tents pop up here and there. I will say, this year there are not as many and I’ve heard whispers that it is hard to get fireworks this year. I, for one, am glad. I know, I know I’m no fun. I’m sorry.Continue reading “Independence Day Makes Me Anxious”

Mask On Mask Off

I never liked masks as a kid. I have non clinical claustrophobia and I don’t like high necklines, necklaces close to my throat (so no chokers DUH), Halloween masks, heavy makeup, etc. So when COVID started I thought it would be a problem. It was uncomfortable but not undoable. Now that mask mandates are liftingContinue reading “Mask On Mask Off”