Archive for September, 2014

The “Love It or List It” Zone by Sharon O’Donnell


 Warning:  Watching the TV program "Love It or List It" can be addictive. This is one of the many shows that come on the HGTV network in which homes are renovated -- only in this one the featured couple must decide whether to stay in their renovated house by the ...

School Daze, Remnants from my past By: Lori Loesch


  Why is school such a thorn in my side?  I love school, learning.  What makes me anxious is all the extra things I feel I must do for my daughter.  There's a week where kids wear different articles of clothing.  A cowboy hat, I mean cowgirl hat, bandana, etc.  Then ...

FINDS by Robin Gorman Newman


I love to share my picks when I stumble on cool, practical, noteworthy items.  Check out the  below:   ZIO ZIEGLER BLUE DRAGON MESSENGER BAG Known for his bold, street-inspired style, internationally recognized artist Zio Ziegler worked with PBteen to design a hip collection of graphic décor ranging from bedding to wall art ...

Guest Blog Post: Managing Availability by Julia Cameron, author, The Artists Way for Parents


*Excerpted with permission from The Artist’s Way for Parents by Julia Cameron. Copyright © 2013 by Julia Cameron.  Jeremy P. Tarcher; Penguin Group USA - A Penguin Random House Company.    Managing Availability             It is a constant balancing act to determine how available we should be to our children. There are times ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Are We Doing Too Much For Our Kids? by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro


You cut your child’s sandwich. You know the routine. He wants the crusts off the bread and the bread halved. Then it goes to wanting the sandwich quartered. That passes muster for awhile until he decides that under no circumstances should any peanut butter and jelly or melted cheese be ...

A Letter of Thanks by Vicky Dal Molin


I used to think Air travel was an excruciating process…. Until that is when I travelled with a 2 year old. I was indeed made to learn that air travel can be far more agonizing than I could possible have imagined. So I started penning a letter to all the airlines, ...

Anybody Else a Tad Stressed By Recent News & Events? by Jean Marie Keenan-Johnston


My own recent life has been MORE than stressful!  The last month of summer alone was filled with more than I'd like to have dealt with...ER visit upon ER visit upon ER visit!  First we had what had to be our fourth animal hospital visit with our oldest cat who ...

Adjusting To The School Schedule By: Lori Loesch


  Adjusting to a new school schedule is always the same.  Everyone is displaced, trying to find a comfortable spot, in a new grade, a new school, with new students.   We're in the third week of school.  There have been a few changes.  A few things we let go.  It's sad ...

There’s no place like home…. By Vicky Dal Molin


My last post was all about time management (or seeming lack thereof in my life these days). So what happens when you take that time-poor existence and then try and transport it with a 2 year old half way around the world? Well effectively more poor time management but what I ...

Tick Tick Tick…. Where does time go? By Vicky Dal Molin


So it’s been quite a while since I last wrote and for that I feel extremely slack and take full responsibility for. I just cannot believe how much time has passed by without me realizing. I kept putting off and putting off finishing my blog each week and now we ...