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Cheers to 2014, PMA, and all that!

Cheers to 2014, PMA, and all that!
            Think and Grow Rich, Success Through Positive Mental Attitude, UnlimitedPower… These are audio books you will find on my iPad, iPhone, and Macbook!   I LOVE reading, but now I am into LISTENING to books.  It fits better into my life, and I don’t need to buy another bookcase! Don’t... Read more »

HELP! I need somebody!

HELP!  I need somebody!
As a teacher, mom, sister, daughter, friend I think I give more help than I usually ask for or receive.  I think I am a giver, in my eyes, at least.  There have been times that I have needed help.  I have been extremely fortunate that when I have needed something, I have people that... Read more »

Letter to My Boy Child

Letter to My Boy Child
My Dearest B,   Well, my boy child… I sooo wanted one of you.  I loved you before you ever entered this world.  As your mother, I feel the need to share some life with you.  You will be turning 9 years old in a few days, and I have been thinking about all the... Read more »
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Twelve Old School Alternatives to Tech Gadgets

Twelve Old School Alternatives to Tech Gadgets
I get out in social groups, and I enjoy people watching.  I notice minimal interaction is taking place more frequently, as people are mesmerized with their cell phones, checking in and tagging on Facebook, checking how many likes on a post! Could it be that in this never ending exchange for information, tweets, FB status... Read more »

Pythagorean Theorem, Polynomials, and Pi, Not Another Exam!

Pythagorean Theorem, Polynomials, and Pi, Not Another Exam!
“Why do I have to do this work or take this test?” As an educator and mother, I have heard this question countless times. We as parents and teachers, we tell our children and students that they need to learn this information to get into a “good college” or get a “good job”! They take... Read more »

Today's Unsung Superheroes: Teachers

Do you walk into work being greeted by a Security Guard?  Do you pass a metal detector?  Do you have a digital tag that allows you into your office building?  There are many in today’s society encountering this every morning as they enter work.  No they are not correctional officers or work in the courts! ... Read more »
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Sex education in Kindergarten?

Chicago Public School district (CPS) is the third largest district in the United States.  CPS is considering a new sex education program to include sexual orientation and gender identification for the first time.  Stephanie Whyte, chief health officer, is scheduled to present this new policy to the Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday.  The program... Read more »

BYOD, Digital Addiction, and Digital Detox

BYOD, Digital Addiction, and Digital Detox
The light from the alarm clock brightens the dark room.  The BEEP, BEEP, BEEP echoes in the silence, but wait… it’s NOT an alarm clock it’s an iPod!  Alarm clocks are a vintage “old school” thing of the past, at our house, at least.  If it’s not an iPod or iPad, it’s a smartphone going... Read more »

From Dolphins to Turnabout to College Admissions, Oh My!

Discovery Cove 2002
As I sit here in silence, which is a rarity, with no sounds but the fireplace gentling blowing some warmth my way on this cold winter’s day, I see this college admissions letter on the island in front of me. It is for my beautiful daughter who is now a senior in high school. My... Read more »
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