Clothes Never Fit Me

Do you know why I wear mostly T shirts and stretch jeans? It is not because I am lazy or do not care about my appearance. . .well not really – I do not place a high value on physical appearance. Nevertheless, I mostly wear casual clothes because nothing really seems to fit me right.Continue reading “Clothes Never Fit Me”

Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?

When you say yoga people react differently. The group that uses it as a form of exercise or meditation will tell you that it has nothing to do with their religion. It is simply a modern form of hatha yoga focused on stress relief and physical relaxation. Some Christians will remind you that it stemsContinue reading “Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?”

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”

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”

Sweet Sixteen?

One of my daughters is turning 16 this year. How did that happen? Time has been a blur for the past three years for me and I can hardly believe this time has come. I asked her if she wanted a party or anything and she asked me, “Why?” so I did some research andContinue reading “Sweet Sixteen?”

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”