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End of the School Year Burnout: This Blogger Nails It!

End of the School Year Burnout: This Blogger Nails It!
The end of the school year is here!  If we can just hang in there one more “half” day. During the recent weeks in our household, bedtimes have been stretched to the limit for “school nights”, snooze alarms have been hit, re-hit and then hit again, the groceries were scarce for lunches, and making it... Read more »

If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher: It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher:  It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!
Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated in schools nationwide this week. Many PTAs, PTOs, and other parent groups will be busy making sure school staff gets recognized– often with a special breakfast or lunch, cards, or other tokens of appreciation.  Parents and students may participate too with a small gift or note of thanks.  I... Read more »

Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?

Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?
Technology turned off  for a week? Sounds nearly impossible to do! This is the challenge of Screen-Free Week   (formerly known as TV Turn-Off Week) which is April 29 through May 5, 2013. It is an annual celebration that asks children, families, schools, and communities across the nation to turn off the screens and “turn... Read more »
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Cary Grove High School's Shooter Drill- The Talk of the Town and Everywhere Else

Cary Grove High School’s active shooter drill held today is headlining the news everywhere.  Beside the local television and papers, stories can be found in Huffington Post and the New York Times.   The very first thing I read when I woke up this morning was a Facebook comment from a friend as far away... Read more »

One Direction helps Junior High head in the Right Direction

One Direction,  if you haven’t heard of them by now, is the latest boy band mega- sensation, popular with tweens and teens. They earned their status by selling 15 million records worldwide last year. Educators at Cary Junior High produced a video lip-synching the band’s song, What Makes You Beautiful to help motivate their students... Read more »

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny
It is not easy for most parents to keep up with their tweens and teens when it comes to maneuvering their way around technology and social media.  (see my blog on Social Media Week)   These kids have a huge advantage over parents in that they have been exposed to technology of some sort from toddlerhood!  ... Read more »
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Skeptical About Social Media? Get Over It - Social Media Week is Here!

Skeptical About Social Media?  Get Over It - Social Media Week is Here!
            I was one of the skeptics. I didn’t understand the potential or growing pervasiveness of social media. I admit I am still “late to the party” when it comes to social media, but I am trying. Even though I am blogging on ChicagoNow, LinkedIn, on Facebook, putting out occasional... Read more »

Does Everybody Have a Plug? Addicted to Technology

Does Everybody Have a Plug? Addicted to Technology
At the start of the summer, some friends and I took our kids to Lincoln Park Zoo for the day. We went to my friend’s condo to rest and regroup before heading out for pizza. Within minutes of entering her home, and without much discussion- nearly everyone in the group sought out an electrical outlet... Read more »

Get Outside! Get to a Park- Win a Trip from KaBOOM!

Get Outside! Get to a Park- Win a Trip from KaBOOM!
I love this picture. It has been shared and passed around Facebook- but it says it all! Leave the tech toys behind and enjoy the outdoors while you can! Let’s face it– the best reasons to be a Chicagoan are our sports and our summers! The summer season is too short to stay inside. We... Read more »
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