I’m finally going to set the record straight about why and when parents should communicate with other parents about their children’s outings, sleepover’s, shopping trips, or even parties.   Contrary to some popular opinions, parents who take an active interest in their kidlet’s whereabouts are not a dying breed. Sorry–not […]

Why Parents Who Communicate With Other Parents Are Not Dinosaurs

For kids, there’s not much more fun in this world than waking up to some delicious weekend pancakes in the shape of “Micky Mouse” ears. No matter how perfect the shape, (or not), and with very little effort, dads can convince even the most skeptical little eater, that there is […]

Dads Are for Making Pancakes!

Children often act differently in public. We know this because we bring plenty of “bribes” with us when we wander out of our familiar home surroundings. Of course we would never even think to stoop so low as to bring snacks and juice with us in the event of an […]

Why Teenager’s With a Disability Act Differently In Public

Neurofibromatosis, is a genetic disorder in which benign tumors grow within the nervous system. These tumors could be anywhere in the body, including the brain, and spine but not limited to the feet–ouch! This is a rare, (but not really), disease. Neurofibromatosis may actually only seem “rare” because not many people are […]

May 17 is World Neurofibromatosis Day

This week marks the annual “gift fest” for teachers throughout the country. Now, if that sentence sounds a bit cynical, it is not meant to be. On the contrary; I love teachers and everything they have to offer. What I don’t love, is that parents and the Parent Teacher Student […]

3 Common Misconceptions About Teacher Appreciation Week

You sit down every day and with each key stroke, you pour your heart out.  But if you want to make a living out of it, you absolutely must take risks. If you do push the envelope, will you run the risk of losing your steady employment? The old expression, […]

Does Your Writing Allow you to be a Risk Taker?