Am I Ready For Middle School? by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


This week I went to the Parent Open House for Middle School, getting a jump on my fifth grader's future. As I trudged up the steps to the building, I had a twinge of sadness, thinking about my baby, and how the last few years have been a blur. I ...

To Troop or Not To….. by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


This fall, we have had a dilemma - Erica's Girl Scout troop has disbanded, and now we are debating whether to join another group or be our own troop, just the two of us. While I like the idea of her interacting with other girls in troop fashion, I also ...

Days Gone By by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


Here in the suburbs of Denver, the school year is almost over. My daughter is finishing up her 4th grade year, and I am in a funk. I long for the days of Kindergarten, when she was just getting started, coming home with torn pages of artwork and writing, a ...

ROBIN’S PICKS & GIVEAWAYS — Cool Holiday Gifts for Kids


  XenonProject.com is a toy and hobby company dedicated to delivering a wide range of quality remote control products.  Both founders have an ardent love of high-end toys, specifically Remote Control Toys, which they view as being fun-to-use and collect for all ages.....from beginners to experts. They have a lot to ...

Costume Parade of Horrors – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


The older my son gets, the more I wish he were a toddler when I used to zip him up in a pumpkin suit as his Halloween costume. For the past three years, my son’s choice of costume has gone from gross to ghastly to downright gory. My son has ...