observations and thoughts on the wonder of children as they explore their world

New Offering for August: Girls’ Empowerment Camp

In high school, my  list of activities included the gymnastics team, yearbook,  running the charity dance marathon, playing the flute in a swing band and various menial jobs.  At the time, I was keeping busy and even way back then, heeding advice to … [Continue reading]

Judy Judger, Parent

It's been a while since I wrote. Maybe you missed me or maybe you didn't notice.  I did write, but like most writers, only a small percentage of what I write ever shows up where others will read, and lately, most of my writing was crap.  Writing is … [Continue reading]

What is Creativity?

“cre·a·tiv·i·ty - [kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-] noun The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, … [Continue reading]

Your Family Jewel

'Cause here's what we call our golden rule Have faith in you and the things you do You won't go wrong This is our family jewel     - Sister Sledge   So sitting down to write your Family Manifesto may take more time that you’ve … [Continue reading]

Family Manifesto

The word manifesto comes from Latin, and it connotes something that is very clear and conspicuous. Merriam-Webster defines it as a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.   Over the past few … [Continue reading]