Archive for August 2016

Contrary to what you read in HuffPost, it really does matter if your child is gifted

Yesterday HuffPost published this piece from Farrah Alexander’s blog titled, “Maybe My Child Is Gifted. Maybe Not. Maybe It Doesn’t Matter”. I was having a great day, spectacular really until I read that piece. The author with such vast knowledge of gifted children that accompanies parenting a 3-year old boldly states, “I just said it... Read more »

How to survive a Cubs game at Wrigley Field with the kids

Tuesday night we took the kids out to the Friendly Confines to watch the Cubs beat crush the LA Angels in person, not on TV. I believe one memory every child should have before growing up is a trip to the ballpark to watch a live MLB game. But beliefs have a price, and I’m... Read more »

Fun facts about the first 24 hours of MTV

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>1. Most videos were played more than once. In the beginning there were so few videos that all but a few were played several times. This classic Who song was played 5 times the first day. So were "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins and a song called "Just Between You and Me" by April Wine. Do you remember THAT one?
Thirty-five years ago today MTV signed on for the first time and some, including myself, would argue August 1, 1981 marked the true start of the 1980s. I mean, could you imagine the 80s without videos and the VJs that played them? It’s pretty much common knowledge that “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The... Read more »