Someone asked me recently if I had always wanted a big family. I quickly answered, "Yes!" I wasn't raised in a large family, but growing up, I baby-sat for several families with four or more kids. All the neighborhood kids...
On November 10th, 2017 I attended a Digital Literacy Conference which addressed concerns about the powerful effect of the Media and Digital Technology on our youth.  The following is a continuation of two former posts:  Media’s Influence on Youth...

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When my first daughter was born, the labor and delivery were not at all what we were expecting. A long labor--turned c-section--wasn’t really the delivery I was hoping for, but we got our baby girl in the end, so...
I am not for sure how it happened, but I now have a child old enough to learn to drive. If you have a little one and think, I don't need to worry about this,--be careful--you blink and they...
Last month, beloved fans and National Public Television celebrated 50 years of Mister Rogers Neighborhood.  I don’t know about you, but I grew up watching Mr. Rogers and found comfort in his quiet demeanor and the imaginative Neighborhood of...
On November 10th of 2017, I attended a Digital Literacy Conference which addressed concerns about the powerful effect of the Media and Digital Technology on our youth.  The following is a continuation of a former post entitled Media’s Influence...
As a high school teacher for 30 years, I witnessed how my students’ attention and learning was impacted positively and negatively by advances in digital technology.  Now, as a grandmother, I find myself wanting to learn more about media’s...
Confessions of a perfectionist. Actually, I don’t at all consider myself a perfectionist. I’m totally imperfect. It’s sort of my thing. Did you ever know someone who was just amazing at something? Me too...I know lots of people like this;...
There are many reasons why we need diverse books. Diverse books empower, support, normalize, and most importantly give a platform for everyone’s stories to be told.
I know there is a stigma behind setting New Year’s resolutions. People set lofty goals that are unattainable, dreaming of becoming someone far from themselves. My family looks at the resolutions we make on January 1st as opportunities.

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