It takes a village…to raise a parent.

This is one of the best quotes I've heard in a long time.  I wish I could take credit for it, but the incredibly bright, articulate and inspiring Dr. Leah Gunning Francis coined the phase during a Maria Montessori Leaders Circle Brunch this morning at City Garden Montessori in St. Louis. As we gathered for brunch ...

Coding for kids…is that a sport?

  My girls are night and day- both amazing in very opposite ways.  Every parent says that, of course, and it's usually spot on.  My oldest loves sports and is a focused, driven athlete.  My youngest views getting off of the couch as cardio.  I may be stretching it a bit, but suffice it to say ...

Technology our kids will never appreciate…

I know I'm getting old because I'm beginning to sound like my parents.  And, the look of pain accompanied by frequent eye rolling I get from my kids when suggesting what something "used to be like when I was your age" is oddly reminiscent of my own teenage years.  Regardless, I have a nostalgic attachment to a ...

Eradicating cyberbullying #startswithus

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I love to see grass roots campaigns that have a good message go viral.  Look at the ice bucket challenge, for example.  Who didn't have a bucket of ice water dumped over them in the past few months?!  And it raised $114M to fight one of the most cruel diseases know to us- ALS. Here's another ...

This half marathon was about more than crossing the finish line.

I celebrated a big accomplishment with my daughter and her good friend last weekend.  The two of them decided they wanted to run a half marathon, and asked me how to train properly.  I told them I would put a schedule together for them to follow in order to be prepared, and that I would ...

Apps based on secrets and anonymous posts

You might wonder why this post is listed under "Favorite Finds".  Suffice it to say that I'm excited to have discovered these social platforms, so that I can make other electronic parents aware of what they are and how they work.  Why?  Because our kids are using them.  Think I'm wrong?  Check your kids' phones, computers and tablets.  ...

Malala is a refreshing role model

If you haven't heard of her, you should learn about her.  You owe it to yourself and your kids to get acquainted with one of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, Malala Yousafzai.  The youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, Malala is only 17.  She has long been an international advocate for girls' rights ...

MamaBear makes a great monitor for today’s electronic playground…

  Here’s another awesome find and great tool for parents. If your child has a mobile device- regardless of whether he/she is 8 or 16, you should look at this app. A bit of a ‘mama bear’ myself, I love the idea of being able to set up filters for my kids’ social media accounts so ...