By: Martianne Stanger For a year or two, my oldest son and his friends have been occasionally dabbling with an interest in filmmaking, and, during the recent COVID-19 social distancing times, that interest grew and has provided hours of fun and experimentation. Time at home has meant more time for my son to enjoy self-directed … More Have Some Fun with Filming
By: Martianne Stanger Art can be a wonderfully therapeutic activity to enjoy when staying at home to social distance during COVID-19. It can also provide some safe social time. How? By Zooming lessons together! My daughter and I Zoomed with friends while doing a free art tutorial I saw on Facebook, and it was so … More 5 Places to Find Free Art Lessons
By: Cheryl Maguire When I became a stay-at-home mom I thought, “Finally I can be the boss”. The idea of not answering to anyone or to have the ability to create my own schedule was appealing. Obviously, these delusions of grandeur were construed while I was pregnant. Perhaps the combination of hormones and increased caloric … More Who’s the Real Boss?
By: Tanvi Maharaja The current global situation caused by the novel Coronavirus is mind-boggling. While we struggle with everyday decisions related to jobs and school, companies are struggling financially, and nations in a health pandemic. Thankfully, the initial chaos seems to have streamlined to a slightly improved understanding of helpful strategies to navigate this bizarre … More One Day At A Time…
By: Tanvi Maharaja I labored over days to write this blog. Mulled over the options, reflected on the content in the face of the dynamic nature of the situation. I thought people had enough information about the ongoing epidemic, so it would be needless to say more on this subject. There is so much out … More Step Up by Stepping Back
By: Sandy Churchill Just when we think we have marriage—or parenting—figured out, nature throws us a curve ball that can start with the smallest thing. Truly, I am never ceased to be amazed by this. When we have practiced our communication skills, worked on predictable stress phases, and done our part to help keep balance … More Never Too Old to Learn
By: Tanvi Maharaja Heart attacks, as depicted through movies and television, characteristically depict a man grabbing the left side of his chest in seemingly agonizing pain. There has been substantial awareness about heart disease and any man with “crushing’ left-sided chest pain, going into his left arm or the left side of the jaw, is … More Go Red to Raise Awareness For Women’s Heart Health
By: Tanvi Maharaja, PT, DPT Growing up, kids fall all the time. Falling and getting up again are an integral part of the process of growing up. Unfortunately, things change dramatically as we age. After a certain point, falls can be pretty nasty. September 23rd is recognized as Falls Prevention Awareness Day, but … More Falls Prevention Awareness
By: Sandy Churchill Piano, karate, theatre, ballet, scouting, and student government… What do these things have in common? At our house, any commitment to long-term participation in the arts, sports, government, and community service have the potential to grow a child (or even adult for that matter J) in the three Ps: patience, persistence, and … More School Activities and the Power of the Three Ps!
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