Entries from June 2009

Summer fun

June 29th, 2009 / 2 Comments

No money for a big vacation? No problem. Summer is still a great time to create some memorable time for your family. Pool parties, beach, sleepovers, camping – plan a summer that one day you will look back as the good ol’ days! On a hot summer day, nothing beats hours of fun in the […]

Michael Jackson was just a little kid

June 26th, 2009 / 3 Comments

I grew up listening to Michael Jackson.  I’ll Be There, Ben, ABC, those oldies were my favorites. Having grown up listening to him as part of the Jackson 5 before the days of MTV and his biggest hit Thriller, I always pictured Michael Jackson as a little kid, just a cute little kid. But with […]

ScanDigital Giveaway!

June 23rd, 2009 / 4 Comments

Our old VCR just broke down. Are we the only ones who still own one of those dinosaurs? Ahhh…It has served us well, playing our collection of Disney Classics on VHS tapes – (Snow White, Fantasia, The Prince and the Pauper – I love those! Now that these are available on DVD, the tapes are […]

Goals for the summer

June 22nd, 2009 / 1 Comment

Every summer, my kids and I set lofty goals. We vow to learn a new language, clean up the garage, clear up that closet, try new recipes, exercise more… While we certainly never finish everything on our list, our attempts at our goals helped us accomplish more than if we didn’t set any goals. This […]

What to do when your kids are bored

June 18th, 2009 / 6 Comments

A reader asks, “What do I do with my kids when they complain that they’re bored?” Does it irk you when kids say, “I’m bored!”? While substituting a 4th grade class, a girl came up to me during recess and said, “I’m bored!” I looked at her and said, “And your point is…?” My sarcasm […]

Father’s Day

June 16th, 2009 / 1 Comment

The flowers shops are packed on Mother’s Day; the phone lines are overloaded on Mother’s Day. Father’s Day? It doesn’t set any records. Dads are usually not the sentimental type, they are not the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. But of course, they would love some attention too, on Father’s Day. Here are a […]

Getting Ready for High School – a Parent’s Perspective

June 11th, 2009 / 2 Comments

What are your biggest concerns for your children in high school? My daughter is looking forward to starting high school in September. Since our local high school is rather large with almost 3,000 students, she is concerned about being able to find her classes, navigating the complicated registration process, and keeping up with the academic […]

Plan for the Perfect Teen Summer

June 9th, 2009 / 1 Comment

It can be hard entertaining smaller children for the summer months but have you ever tried keeping a teenager engaged and entertained? School ends and suddenly, your teen has no idea what to do. Or they waste their days staring blankly at the TV screen, playing video games or even worse, they just get themselves […]

Getting your kids to do chores, Part 4

June 8th, 2009 / 1 Comment

Graduation celebrations

June 4th, 2009 / 2 Comments

With my oldest son, everything was a first – first to check out a preschool, if it’s good, the sisters will follow along later. First to enter kindergarten, first to go to one week of 6th grade science camp, first to go through the complicated process of choosing classes for high school, first to write […]