Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift: DIY Chalkboard Gift Basket
April 26, 2017 – 6:16 am | No Comment

A ‘thank you’ gift for Teacher Appreciation Week that is a fun project for kids too!
by Liz Mangelsdorf
This decorative DIY chalkboard container is perfect to hold  special little gifts. I put together these gifts for …

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A Dad’s Thoughts on His Son and Baseball
May 29, 2008 – 11:29 am | 3 Comments

by Mike Kravik
One of the best things about being the parent of a child who plays sports is having the opportunity to ride shot-gun with him on his journey through all the inevitable ups and …

The nicest thing I have heard in a long time!
May 28, 2008 – 5:32 pm | 2 Comments

My daughter and I were in the car the other day and lately, she has been asking a lot about homeschooling. “Why don’t you homeschool us?” she keeps asking. I tend to give a variety …

Dealing with my children’s pain
May 13, 2008 – 9:16 pm | One Comment

My son came in from playing outside with his hand rolled up in his t-shirt, a look of pain on his face. When I questioned him, he told me that he had gotten a splinter …

Good food, wine and another great babysitter
May 11, 2008 – 7:58 am | One Comment

Last night Brad and I went to a 40th birthday party for a good friend. It was hosted at Corner Wines in Plano, a boutique wine store located in Lakeside Market and one of my …

Happy Mother’s Day
May 11, 2008 – 7:44 am | No Comment

On Friday afternoon, I attended a Mother’s Day tea hosted by the kindergarten class at Saigling elementary. I remember attending this event when Conner was in Kindergarten, too. I want to say thanks to the …

Congress just declared May 2008 the National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
May 5, 2008 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

This is great information from a fellow parent coach. Enjoy!
Never Give Up! Don’t Let Statistics Rob Your Hope and Joyby Foster Cline, MD and Lisa C. Greene
When a child is first diagnosed with a medical …

From Spain to Dallas to Florida and back to Plano?
April 29, 2008 – 8:28 am | One Comment

Wow, what a busy weekend we had. I want to thank Medieval Times in Dallas. They invited me out for media night to preview their new show. I took my 9-year-old son, Conner, along as …

Mommy, I’m so big
April 22, 2008 – 7:18 am | One Comment

This is my daughter’s favorite new phrase. “Aren’t I getting big?”, “Look at me, I am so big.” That one little word is not one I want to have applied to me, getting big in …

“This too, shall pass.” – 4 Powerful Parenting Words
April 16, 2008 – 3:05 pm | 2 Comments

I have been listening to Eckhart Tolle’s book The New Earth on CD in my car. He is being featured on Oprah’s website in a live book group format. I haven’t listened to the discussions …

No Child Left Inside – Get ‘em Outside!
April 14, 2008 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

Wow – this is just a great way to view teaching and learning. Can your child name more corporate logos than plants and animals?