Pre registering to vote

Did you know 16 & 17 year old in NC can pre register to vote? I had NO idea until my daughter told me that she learned in her CIVICS class she could and would earn extra points in class for doing it. The side of me that is suspicious wonders what the government isContinue reading “Pre registering to vote”

Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO

JoAnne texted me the news and I finally got a chance to read the whole article today. I am a fan of Girl Scouts, I truly am. I think it is a very good organization and if used thoughtfully, girls can really gain a lot from the program. There are way more positive than negatives.Continue reading “Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO”

Decorating The Xmas Tree

Oh the weather outside is. . .weird. Cold one minute, hot the next – who does not believe in climate change? LOL It’s December and the one steadfast rule in our house is nothing Christmas comes out until Dec. 1. The kids are no longer in year round school so that means the first weekendContinue reading “Decorating The Xmas Tree”

The Wright Brothers

Does anyone else cry when they visit a museum or a site where something amazing happened in history? My husband and I do. The first time we went to a museum that we both admired and got misty eyed we knew we were a great match. Flight is so amazing to us and so special.Continue reading “The Wright Brothers”

Balancing Parental Involvement

Remember when your parents told you they walked to school uphill both ways, carrying water, in 8 ft of snow? They wish they had it as good as you! All kidding aside my dad carried his one pair of GOOD shoes as he walked barefoot to school for several miles because they had to lastContinue reading “Balancing Parental Involvement”

The Not So Common Cold

My youngest woke up with a sore throat. She had no fever but did have a runny nose. She felt tired and was not as bubbly as she normally is. Pre-pandemic, I would have given her an ibuprofen for her throat pain, made her some hot herbal tea and sent her off to school withContinue reading “The Not So Common Cold”

Student Drivers

Do you remember getting your Learner’s Permit? I do not. I am sure I had one but because we lived on a mountain I was driving up and down our country road since I was old enough to see over the steering wheel. So by the time I got my license I was very goodContinue reading “Student Drivers”

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”

High Schools Students Need Sleep!

According to http://www.cdc.gov the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that middle and high schools should aim to start no earlier than 8:30 AM to enable students to get adequate sleep. Teens need at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Younger students need at least 9 hours. Yet, the schedule in my kiddo’s district begins at 7:25 AM. It doesContinue reading “High Schools Students Need Sleep!”