Archive for January 2016

Gifted and talented article roundup January 2016

Here is my first installment of the roundup in 2016 so this is what I have been reading in the gifted and talented space this  month. “How parents of talented children hold the line between supporting and pushing” by Robyn Gearey.  I liked this article so much I featured it on my Facebook page when... Read more »

Potty training, how I still loathe thee

I think all parents reach a point at which they are sick and tired of talking about poop. Lord knows I have. Sure, the ideal standard when it comes to potty training is to let the child take the lead. Too often I was on the receiving end of that well-meaning piece of advice, “They... Read more »

How a girl from the 1980s remembers David Bowie

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br> "Ashes To Ashes".  Bowie's swan song to the 1970s, hello 1980s and the video era.
I am still in shock after waking up to the news that David Bowie passed away yesterday at the age of 69. I first came to love Bowie’s music growing up during the age of MTV in the early 1980s when his intriguing, artfully crafted videos were on heavy rotation, especially when the album “Let’s... Read more »

I don't understand why some parents think flu shots are different than other vaccines

As a rule, I try not to get sucked into Facebook debates. Picking fights with online strangers is not something I aspire to do. However, when I see a complete lack of logic and false statements spreading like wildfire, I feel compelled to speak up. Flu season is starting. A quick look at this week’s Flu... Read more »

Teaching acceptance on family game night

New Year’s Eve was last week and like many families, we have a few traditions of our own. Long before the kids came along, my husband and I stopped going out. We said no to crowds, overpriced rubber chicken and watered down champagne at midnight and turned New Year’s Eve into family game night. The... Read more »

Will there be any more "Same Old Lang Syne"?

Today is New Year’s Day and usually by this point in the holiday season I have already heard Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne” at least once. Sadly that hasn’t been the case this year so I pulled this up today. I remember hearing it as a little girl in the back seat of my mom’s old... Read more »