Category Archives: childhood

What’s your take?

What’s your take on this?

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Why can’t we spell it correctly?

Josh is in first grade now, and starting to read chapter books.  He’s a massive fan of the Magic Treehouse Books, and I am too. I love that the whole point of them is to encourage reading, imagination and adventure. … Continue reading

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What do you think?

What do you think of bullying? How about this?

Posted in behavior, bullying, childhood, children, choices, differences, emotions, fears, feelings, kids, memories, opinions, people, school, teachers, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Backseat Activities

I am well aware that, in the past, I have been less than patient with the ridiculous number of pandering and arrogant PSA’s that litter my talk radio throughout the day.  It is appalling how many times there is someone … Continue reading

Posted in boys, cars, childhood, children, cleaning, driving, funny, parenting, quirks | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

A Party Fit for a Princess?

Ok people, I have to preface this by saying that I checked out how much it would be to have a McDonald’s birthday party for Josh, and nearly choked at the $130-$150 price tag.  So this video almost put me … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, birthdays, childhood, children, choices, dramatic, dumb, inappropriate, kids, lifestyles, parenting, parties, people, today's times, unhealthy | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Is this a date or a “play-date?”

Okay now, I love Love LOVE Mark Wahlberg. I have for YEARS. I find him absolutely darling. In the last few days I’ve seen him taking a little bit of heat and at first the headlines all scared me because God help … Continue reading

Posted in childhood, children, dating, fears, feelings, growing up, kids, life, memories, memory, opinions, parent's, peer pressure, people, play date, playing, things, Uncategorized, young love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Make Up for the Little Ones?

My life is now complete.  Wal*Mart is coming out with a new makeup line.  It’s called “GeoGirl”.  And it’s designed for the 8-12 crowd.  Oh, thank goodness.  Finally!  Somebody is stepping up to fill that gaping hole left in the … Continue reading

Posted in age, beauty products, childhood, children, girls, growing up, inappropriate, kids, life, make up, parenting, teenagers | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

What do you guys think?

Okay you guys. Here’s another one open for discussion. What do you think?

Posted in childhood, children, embarassing, emotions, government, healthy, humiliate, kids, overweight, people, privacy, school, self esteem, teachers, things, unhealthy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

More than just a Question of the day

I’ve been hearing all this talk just like I’m sure you have about the why’s of the Arizona shootings. I’ve been hearing about the “blame” many feel towards Jared Loughner’s parent’s and I’ve been hearing once again “let’s blame the guns” … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, afraid, behavior, childhood, children, differences, family, fears, government, guns, laws, mental illness, parent's, people, questions, rules, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

A Demonstration of Class

I love this.  Most of the time, I’m irked during the National Anthem at professional sports events.  The crowd is so rowdy, they’re yelling and screaming so much that, unless it’s a full-out marching band, you can’t hear the song.  … Continue reading

Posted in abilities, character, childhood, children, Citizenship, dramatic, girls, Good News, growing up, kids, life lessons, manners, music, people, proud, respect, role models, sentimental, singing, surprise | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Life-Changing Decision?

We’re all parents here – or I think most of us are.  Here’s a dilemma that I hope none of us ever have to face, but it presents an interesting question. Watching Dr. Phil today, the audience was introduced to … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, activities, childhood, children, choices, dangers, deafness, gymnastics, health, hearing, parenting | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Toddlers and Tiara’s

What do you think of this? Little Eden’s Performance and Interview on The Talk. All I’m going to say right now is watch the reaction of the women of The Talk and watch the mother. The way she’s living through the child … Continue reading

Posted in beauty pageants, childhood, children, kids, memories, parent's, people, things, toddlers and tiara's, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

At what age….

I was over at Mom Logic reading one day and was thinking back to when my kids were younger and they still liked to make things for people. Bookmarks or play-dough pots or pop-cycle stick picture frames and I remember how much fun … Continue reading

Posted in childhood, children, christmas, family, gifts, kids, life lessons, memories, people, things, traditions, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

TGIF

Happy Friday All. Here’s to another Friday. I hope the week has been good to you. We’ve had illness, hurricane force winds and now freezing temps. We had snow on Wed morning. It didn’t stick and it was pretty. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in childhood, children, choices, education, kids, memories, people, school, school levy, small towns, things, Uncategorized, voting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Sesame Street a “no go” for Katy Perry

When I was watching Good Morning America one day last week I hadn’t heard this story about Katy Perry being on Sesame Street never mind they weren’t going to air it. Parent’s called in and complained that Sesame Street was … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, differences, inappropriate, katy perry, kids, people, sesame street, things, tv, tv shows, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

First Day of School

From time to time, I’ve bragged on Josh’s school.  I try not to, because I don’t want to be one of those moms… “Oh, OUR school is the best!  Oh, MY kid is tops!”   But sometimes, you have to toot … Continue reading

Posted in adults, childhood, children, education, family, fun, good ideas, happiness, school, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

How To Help Children Frightened By Storms

This good question came at the right time of the year. How to help children frightened by storms. Do your kids get scared? Did you get scared when you were young? Everyone who comes here often or knows me, knows … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, fears, kids, memory, people, storms, tornados, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Are Boys Wired To Be Risk-Takers?

I’ve been in discussions about this topic before but I don’t think we’ve ever talked about it here…but we may have. I know on that “other” blog, there was much to say about it. What do you think? Are boys … Continue reading

Posted in activities, behavior, boys, childhood, children, choices, differences, environment, gender behavior, kids, people, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Undercover Lunch Lady: Do Kids Use Manners?

This was on the news the other night and I couldn’t wait to see it. Especially since this is what I did many moons ago. I wrote this post on manners a long time ago so most of you know … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, choices, differences, good habits, kids, lifestyles, manners, parent's, people, taught, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Lasting Memories Fading Fast

Looking through our old pictures is something we do every now and then. It’s fun to think about what life was like back then, and how it is now. Not only do you change personally but the times change, the … Continue reading

Posted in childhood, growing up, memories, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Let us pray…

“Thank you, God, for this food. For rest and home and all that’s good. For wind and rain and sun above, But most of all, for those we love.” Thus begins every meal in our house, unless Josh chooses to … Continue reading

Posted in advice, childhood, children, family, kids, life, parenting, prayer, questions | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Question of the day from SKL

How well do you remember your childhood?

Posted in childhood, memories, memory, people, Question of the day, questions, simple questions, things | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Why Are Jingles So Catchy?

Anyone seen this?? Now, if you can listen to that jingle and not have it get stuck in your head, I envy you. My youngest grandson sings this NON STOP and I can’t help but find it hilarious. He’s also … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, childhood, children, commercials, fast food, favorites, funny, good question, humor, kids, memories, memory, music, people, products, singing, things, Uncategorized, you tube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Food fights have sure changed

This story was brought to my attention by SKL. “A 13-year-old girl who threw vegetables in a cafeteria worker’s face sparked a fist-fight that ended with criminal charges being filed against the worker, who apparently didn’t find the incident very … Continue reading

Posted in adults, anger, behavior, childhood, children, choices, discipline, food fights, kids, learning, paraprofessionals, people, problems, school, self esteem, special ed, teachers, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Too Much, Too Soon?

Meet David Sills, Jr.  David is in middle school, a seventh grader in Delaware who loves to play football.  And he’s entered into a verbal agreement with USC to play for them in 2015. I was all set to be … Continue reading

Posted in athletes, childhood, children, choices, education, football, growing up, kids, life, parenting, questions, school | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments