Parenting

Creating little photographers

Posted June 13th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Child, Parenting, Uncategorized

Creating little photographers

Children see things in unique ways, and that vision extends to what they can capture with a camera. My son’s school offers after-school enrichment classes twice a year. In the fall, my son chose sports, but after I watched his fascination with photography grow through the year, and after I […]

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Five Reasons I’m Looking Forward to Summer:

Posted June 11th, 2014 by Sandie in Parenting

Five Reasons I’m Looking Forward to Summer:

1. No homework: Well, I take that back slightly, because our middle-school-aged son does have summer assignments, but I look forward to not having to monitor/sign homework assignments or bankroll and double-check various projects. 2. Summer Reading: We read all year long, but there is something particularly breezy, leisurely and […]

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Putting children on stage

Posted May 30th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Child, Parenting, Uncategorized

Putting children on stage

If there had been a program like Encore Stage & Studio where I grew up, I might have a very different life. Being on stage was always a dream, but in my small town, there weren’t any options for kids, at least as far as I knew or as far […]

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Everywhere in the World They Hurt Little Girls

Posted May 8th, 2014 by Sandie in News, Parenting

My husband and I watch “Game of Thrones” every Sunday night, live. In the age of DVRs, Hulu, Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chrome, it’s clear why that’s such a big thing indeed. We make sure to get the kids in bed and then cuddle up to see what unpredictable […]

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Parenting Tweens: How Much Do You Help?

Posted May 6th, 2014 by Sandie in Parenting, Teens & Tweens

It’s hard for me to believe, but my oldest kid is nearing the end of his first year of middle school. He’s had a bunch of projects and assignments that my husband and I have barely seen except for when he needs us to buy supplies. Although he tells us […]

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Vision Therapy – the final chapter

Posted April 8th, 2014 by christine in Child

Last June my seven-year-old son, just done with first grade, started vision therapy. You can read more here about what led us to take this route, and what my hopes for him were at the time. We had Dash’s final assessment at the eye doctor yesterday. She was really happy […]

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Taking My Kids Running

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Elaine in Fitness, Health, Parenting

Last Fall, I decided to take up running. In part, it keeps me busy during soccer and baseball practice, as well as drop-off birthday parties. I get to exercise while the little people have fun, leaving me with little guilt about taking time out for myself. But some days, none of […]

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My Child is Getting Left Behind – at School

Posted March 27th, 2014 by Elaine in Child, Parenting

Are you worried about No Child Left Behind? The genesis of the movement seemed to be that all children should receive an adequate education, because all children are able to learn. And I do agree with that. Everyone deserves not just an adequate education – but a good one. But […]

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