Teacher Appreciation

I don’t know about where you are from but in North Carolina, USA the first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. Many teachers are underpaid in the US. The national average for K-12 teachers show at $64K so it does not seem so bad. The problem is they average starting teacher pay which isContinue reading “Teacher Appreciation”

Reverse Roles

When we are babies, most of us have parents that care for us, teach us, guide us and give us advice on how to grow up and take care of ourselves. Parenting is the hardest job one will ever love and it is not for wusses. Once we become adults we can choose to beContinue reading “Reverse Roles”

Loving A Bipolar Spouse

Kanye and KK are always in the news. I’m not a fan of either celebrity. I don’t watch any of the KK shows or buy her products. Kanye’s music is not my cup of tea although I appreciate the hard work he may put into it. We all have preferences. However, when Kanye was diagnosedContinue reading “Loving A Bipolar Spouse”

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”

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”

First OVERNIGHT School Trip

OMG it has been almost two years since my 15 year old has been on any sort of school trip. I have enjoyed not having to get up at some insane hour to put her on a cramped bus so she can have a hurried and usually poorly planned field trip. I do not missContinue reading “First OVERNIGHT School Trip”

My Junk, Your Treasure

Have you ever had a garage/yard sale? In the US there are actually groups of people that find treasure hunting at garage sales a hobby or a passion. They love digging through other people’s castaways and finding something unique. Sometimes it is so they can resale and sometimes it is because they are trying toContinue reading “My Junk, Your Treasure”

Carpool Hell

When Californians say carpool they may think about having to ride with colleagues or friends to be kinder to the Earth and to save money . When Carolineans say carpool they are most likely referring to the hell that only parents of school aged children have to endure — that dreaded early morning, mid afternoonContinue reading “Carpool Hell”

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”