By: Sandy Churchill The phrase “time, talent and treasure” is not something I grew up with—but I hear it as a mom all the time. In church, scouting, schools, and myriad community circles, it is a great way to capture the types of “pitching in” to make our communities work. Treasure is the easy … More Helping Others Helps You!
By: Kathleen Blandin With Spring here, many of us start to put our minds in Spring Cleaning mode; we think about what has to be done, what we need to dig out from years prior and what things that we own that we hope we can find. Eight years ago, shortly after meeting my … More Lost Can Be Found
By: Barbara Schwartz April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Does distracted driving really need its own month? You decide. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration state that: 3,450 people died in 2016 due to distracted driving.1 Distracted driving is more than texting: dialing a telephone number, posting a Facebook status, checking an … More National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
By: Sandy Churchill “I say this with all the love in the world,” a dear friend recently told me, while inspecting my school supply closet, “do not buy another pencil!” She was critiquing my supply stash where a hoarding mentality sometimes took over—not because I intentionally hoard, but because I often stock up, then temporarily … More Kind Correction
By: Cheryl Maguire “I want to be on the honor roll,” said the student. “That sounds like a great goal. Let’s talk about how to achieve it,” I said. When I was a guidance counselor, I helped students create and achieve their goals. Setting goals are important because it will help children to … More How to Help Your Child Create and Achieve Goals
By: Deirdre Littlefield Youth sports seem to get such a bad rap these days. All of the articles describe parents yelling and children over scheduled. They report how bad specializing in one sport is for young minds and bodies, which we know. Politics have taken over they say–but that’s only if you partake. I … More The Truth About Youth Sports
By: Barbara Schwartz Dear Lady Waiting to Cross the Street in Quincy Center This Morning, Thank you! While the outside temperature was warmer than it has been over the last few days, there was still a chill in the air. You were wearing all black except for a vibrant saffron colored scarf and a … More Lessons from a Lady in Yellow