Archive for November 2012

It is too early for Christmas music on the radio - give me Veterans Day music

When I hopped in the car to fetch my tween from school this afternoon, my ears were assaulted by the sounds of Christmas music blaring from the radio. “Sleigh bells ring. Are you listenin’?” No!  No, I am not listening. I am turning the station. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holiday season.  I’ve... Read more »

Would you object to your kid doing yoga in school?

Would you object to your kid doing yoga in school?
Yoga is becoming an increasingly popular exercise for tweens. They benefit from the breathing, stretching and mindfulness, which can help counter some tween angst and help them more calmly navigate the choppy waters of adolescence.  The tween years are a great time for yoga, according to Paula Walker, yoga instructor at Miami-based Green Monkey yoga... Read more »

Questions to ask your tween while waiting for election returns

Questions to ask your tween while waiting for election returns
I feel like the nation has reached a fever pitch of excitement with election day upon us.  To tell you how bad it is, my tween asked me a few days ago to turn the television off.  After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I asked why and she explained, “I’m tired of... Read more »
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Explaining to my tween that Mitt Romney's son is not rigging voting machines

Explaining to my tween that Mitt Romney's son is not rigging voting machines
My tween returned home from another eventful day at fifth grade, and in addition to discussing how the spelling test went and which boys were kicking each other under the table, she had some questions about the upcoming election.  She then busted out with, “So Mitt Romney’s son owns all the voting machines and he’s... Read more »

Family movie review: Wreck-It Ralph is a Winner

Family movie review: Wreck-It Ralph is a Winner
Time for another Tween Us family movie review!  Disney released “Wreck-It Ralph” this weekend and the movie grossed $49.1 million in ticket sales to become the highest-grossing opening weekend in Disney animation history. Ralph is the bad guy in a video game called “Fix-It Felix.” Ralph wrecks things that Fix-It Felix repairs for medals, and... Read more »