Tag: parenting

Cancer — sucks.

Kim Hill dies at 44; woman’s childhood cancer battle inspired creation of Ronald McDonald House It’s always interesting to learn about the origins of things that seem like they have been around forever. Hannah, along with some of her friends, raised money for the Ronald more »

Washington, DC: Newseum Day Trip

Tomorrow is Washington’s Birthday aka President’s Day. In honor of the day, here is my favorite presidential quote and it’s by Abraham Lincoln… “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” I try to more »

First Lady Sets Sights on Global Waistlines

First Lady Sets Sights on Global Waistlines | TakePart – Inspiration to Action. One year into her ambitious “Let’s Move” campaign to fight obesity in America and encourage the country to make better choices in the kitchen, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking her crusade more »

Parenting Taboos – Great TED talk!

Babble.com publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, in a lively tag-team, expose 4 facts that parents never, ever admit — and why they should. Funny and honest, for parents and nonparents alike.

CSPI helps mom sue McDonald’s over Happy Meal toys

Here’s the article to go with my post from yesterday: Parents and Mcdonalds The Checkup – CSPI helps mom sue McDonald’s over Happy Meal toys. The D.C.-based nutrition watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest has helped a California mother file a class-action more »

Not Even Kids on Sports Teams Get Enough Exercise

Not Even Kids on Sports Teams Get Enough Exercise So relying on your child’s sports team to ensure they get enough exercise may guarantee that they are getting in their 60 mins of activity because of instruction time! We parents just can’t win! What are more »

Art Camp for Kids – Thinking Outside the Box | K12 Blog thinktank

Art Camp for Kids – Thinking Outside the Box | K12 Blog thinktank. We all know parents who continually share stories about their kids’ talents and how they have a prodigy in the making. I am totally not one of those parents who goes on more »

Great American Backyard Campout

National Wildlife Federation: Great American Backyard Campout – Home. Join National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout®. Create lasting memories by connecting with family and friends in the great outdoors. It’s something simple you can do to promote happier, healthier children.

In the Zone Mothering

I keep hearing how Kobe Bryant is in the zone right now – game face ready to win the NBA championship.  In the zone – allows an athlete to focus completely on the task at hand and not worry about anything else but the next more »

I’m exhausted

Today was a crazy day – I took the early morning off to take care of lots of those Mommy things to get ready for the end of school – 8a dentist appointments for both kids, end of year Kindergarten conference with Nate’s teacher, Target more »