I probably should be ashamed of how long it has been since I blogged. However, I have decided NOT to be because my time away from the computer has been so worthwhile. This is what I want to share that with all my readers as we enter this week of Thanksgiving. See, I have had … Read moreReunite with Family & Friends
Ironing and sewing … not just for the Leave It to Beaver mom, June Cleaver to do. Our teenagers need to learn how to darn socks, sew on a button, hem pants and iron clothing. Yes, a person can outsource these menial tasks, but why? Not one of these tasks takes more than 10 minutes to … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part XI-ironing & sewing)
If you lost your wallet today, could you list everything that was in it? The amount of money isn’t really the crucial thing, although you may feel that way. What is important is that each individual knows what is in their wallet in case it is stolen or misplaced. So, pose this question to the teens … Read moreWhat’s in Your Wallet?
Here is the TV segment. Once you click the link, give the black box a few seconds to load and the segment will start. http://on.11alive.com/29cc7sq As always, I welcome feedback, but keep in mind that I did have limits on time and content. Thanks for watching! Make the most of your day! Follow me at: Twitter … Read moreMe on Atl. & Co. (11-Alive Broadcast – NBC)
Who doesn’t like to eat? I know I do and my family has always used meals to bring everyone together as a bonding/social time. We bonded over the preparation of a meal as well as the eating of a meal. Oh the memories! In an age where vast amounts of food products are readily available … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part IX-learn to cook)
Back in September, I had Live! with Kelly & Michael playing in the background while I did some kitchen chores. They started talking about the “30-year Old Checklist” and I was drawn to the family room to sit down and watch with full attention. One by one, Kelly started to list the things that every 30-year old … Read more30-year Old Checklist … Seriously?
Back in April, the challenge I put forth was to see if tweens and teens could read an analog clock. I didn’t get much feedback, so I’m not sure how everyone did but I’m changing up the “telling time quiz” today by asking adults to review military time with the youth in their lives. (And … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part VIII-military time)
In your state, how many U.S. Senators are there? Did you pause yourself? Sure we all learned this in school, but we don’t think about it often so we tend to pause. I guess if someone in the family is in the political arena and running for such a position we reply more quickly, but otherwise … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part VII-senators)
Many parents have asked me through the years, “What is the best time of day to get my kid to do his homework?” or “When and how often should my daughter study for your class?” Wish I could state the “perfect time” of day to study or “how much time” is needed for a given … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (VI-study time)
Went to a beautiful wedding this past weekend and got talking to the wedding coordinator. She shared with me that the rehearsal was a bit of a challenge as the attendants ranged from age 5 to 26 and most had never been in a wedding before. I’m not here to talk about wedding protocol, but … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (V-offering an arm)