By: Deirdre Littlefield As I reflect on this school year, my emotions are mixed. It’s been tumultuous at times, but both of my young kids have been successful I’d say. They’ve each had the opportunity to grow academically and creatively. They have made good friends and learned to rise above difficulty inside and outside of … More Empathy Is Ours to Teach
By: Sandy Churchill The sun is high, bees are buzzing and scents of summer flowers and freshly-mowed grass are filling our spirits with hope and joy this time of year. School years are coming to a close and vacation schedules are tiptoeing within reach. We’ve all encountered the scramble to set forth New Year’s Resolutions, … More Summer Theme Anyone?
By: Cheryl Maguire “Don’t you want to watch a movie?” The person across from me on the airplane, had a toddler squirming on her lap. She was desperately trying to get him to watch the onboard movie screen. The boy eyed the long empty aisle in front of him. Clearly, he was more interested in … More 8 Mistakes I Made When Flying With Toddlers
By: Heather O’Neill Graduation. It’s a time for reflection for students, parents, and teachers. How did these very long years fly by so quickly? Remember the first day of Kindergarten when the big yellow bus took them to a place they loved? Or the first field trip to the Science or Children’s Museum? How about … More Graduation Is a Time for Reflection
By: Jennifer Lonergan Throughout the year, we have different months assigned to specific safety cautions. In March, there is Ladder Safety. May has three categories: National Electric Safety, Motorcycle Safety, and Building Safety and so on for the other months. June is dedicated to safety in our everyday lives, not just specific occupations or activities. … More June Is National Safety Month
By: Martianne Stanger One recent April day, life was not going so hot. In fact, it was downright challenging on so many fronts. And, to add insult to life’s injuries, the weather was gloomy as could be. Then, all of the sudden, I heard shouting–shouting from children who had been acting with less-than-best behavior earlier … More Chasing Rainbows
By: Barbara Schwartz My son graduated from college. Magna Cum Laude with Commonwealth and Departmental Honors. And I did everything I could to cut my arms out of the photos because I thought they looked flabby. My son earned a BS in chemistry with many awards and honors and I was worried that I looked … More Beauty Is More Than a Dress Size