My son said so…

Sep 8th, 2012 Children, Education, Family Dena 1 min read

Ben (my son) has been hounding me to write a new blog post so here I am! He says I should write about the school year starting again and how stressful it is. I thought about this and realized that I do not find the start of school stressful at all. On the contrary, I love it! GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! They leave every…

TV…In the kids room

Apr 19th, 2012 Children, Education, Family, Health Dena 5 min read

As a parent I have had many conversations with parents over the years. Most don’t stick with me but one in particular did. We were discussing what time during the day each of our kids does their homework. I explained that when our kids get home from school they have a small snack (they both eat lunch before noon) and then they get their homework done. The…

A New Beginning; the end of an era…

Mar 20th, 2012 Education, Getting Older, National Event Dena 3 min read

USA reported on 3/14 that Encyclopedia Britannica will no longer be printing their 32-volume set of hardbound books. When I first read this I was devastated. The loss of the physical book is happening before our very eyes! I am, in the meantime, an avid electronic book reader, but still some how mourn the loss of such an important part of my young school years. Remember…