This is a post I originally published in October 2012, but it seems appropriate to republish now. I’m 6 months post bariatric gastric sleeve surgery, and I make my girls go on a walk with me every day. We walk about 1.5 miles at lunch, although I’m thinking about adding a second walk after work. […]
Elementary school kids need to play games. They need to play games because games reinforce math and reading concepts, reasoning and analytical skills, and good sportsmanship. Not to mention that games are just plain fun. We all need to have fun and play just for the sake of playing. (BrenÃƒ© Brown talks about this […]
We are a game playing family. It took Grace a few years to catch on to taking turns and good sportsmanship, but then no kid grows understanding those innately. Allie is a little better at this age than Grace was, but she still needs a lot of encouragement and sometimes walks away in the middle […]
A long time ago, a wise friend told me that love isn’t something that you feel; it’s something that you do. I like that definition because it emphasizes that loving is a choice, not something that strikes you – or doesn’t. Don’t let this list leave you feeling guilty or inferior. No parent can do […]
Getting kids outside is more important than ever. TV, computer and video game addictions are replacing outdoor play time and contributing significantly to the national obesity epidemic! Get the kids outside!