Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part VII-senators)

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)

Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (V-offering an arm)

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)

Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part IV-analog clocks)

Going digital … when did that happen? For televisions, it happened in 2009 with the mandated switch from analog to digital broadcasting as a result of the Digital Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005. Digital music recordings started in the late 1970s and cameras followed in the late 1980s. But if you research the … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part IV-analog clocks)

Traditions for All Ages

Tradition: the handing down of beliefs, customs, behaviors, information, etc., from generation to generation. What are your traditions? Are they activities or more oral, in the form of story telling? It all counts, you know. Taking part in family rituals and habits, no matter how small or sometimes “silly” is a world wide phenomenon.  (And I am not … Read moreTraditions for All Ages

Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part II-cooking terms)

How did your teen do with their skill challenge from last week? Did you have some laughs as I predicted? I sure hope so. This week, I want to check on vocabulary related to cooking. Why? Because we ALL LOVE TO EAT! And although frozen food that can be microwaved or fast food from the drive-in … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part II-cooking terms)