How do You Teach Kids to be Deliberate?

Sooooo, I got up early this morning, as is my practice these days.  (I have to tutor kids earrrrrrrly every morning).  And as usual, the light above the stove was on. Again. I have TOLD the boys over and over and OVER that I want all lights turned off every night.  I don’t see the […]

I Sent My Kids to School Today

Heroes, today is an auspicious day. After 17 years of having children at home with me, 12 of which I was responsible for their schooling, I sent the younger two off to 8th grade at the local middle school this morning. I’ve already been asked how I feel about this development. To be honest, I’m […]

I’m Going to Talk Honestly About Teens

Okay, Heroes. If you’ve looked at posts on this blog from waaaaay back when I began it (7 years ago this week!) you’ll find that I wrote all of them and that they center around one topic: the boys. When the older ones hit their teen years I started censoring what I wrote to protect […]

Leaving Your Kids In Charge For The First Time: 5 Tips For A Smooth Experience

The idea of allowing your children to stay home alone can cause you to be anxiety ridden, but there are considerations to make and suggestions to take to make the experience smooth for everyone involved. As you make your decision, remember that 12 is the rule of thumb age when most adults feel safe leaving […]

New Behind The Wheel? 5 Driving Tips To Help You Get Your License

Obtaining your driver’s license is a step that is necessary in order to easily get around. In the busy world we live in today, relying on taxi service and other expensive modes of transportation is unreasonable. There are five simple tips to employ to help you get your license. 1. Functionality If you are required […]

Building A Better Student: Sherpa

Over the past few years the pop culture industry – and believe me, it’s a massive industry – has breathlessly reported the various stumbles from the celebrity world. Recently a young starlet found herself in an endless loop of bad behavior, and – following the playbook to a T – scheduled an interview with Oprah […]