Tips for teachers and parents about stopping bullying: Mean girls. Bully boys. There’s so much in the news about bullying these days. Used to be, we more readily accepted playground transgressions and lunchroom nastiness. “Kids will be kids,” we said. “Children need to learn how to take care of themselves,” we thought. And the teachers… Read More >
Did you recently go apple picking and now don’t know what to do with all those apples? Sure it’s great to eat an apple as a snack on its own (or maybe dunked in salted caramel sauce), but you are probably in need of some apple recipes so they do not go to waste. I… Read More >
Every October 31st, people all over the United States celebrate Halloween. Children and adults dress in costumes and attend parties, visit haunted houses, and eat Halloween candy. Most kids spend the night “trick-or-treating,” going door-to-door to collect sweets from their neighbors. Although we consider Halloween to be a night of fun, it wasn’t always perceived… Read More >
During times of loss, it’s often really hard to figure out what’s appropriate as a gift – especially when someone’s just lost a spouse. You don’t want to evoke painful memories with something overly sentimental, but at the same time, you do want to send a meaningful sympathy gift, or sympathy gift basket. While it… Read More >
On August 1st, we celebrate International Beer Day. But, you don’t have to be an attendee of Oktoberfest to appreciate how beer has changed the world. From spawning the agricultural revolution to preventing the spread of diseases like cholera, good ol’ beer has been behind some remarkable human milestones.
The answer to what mom really wants for Mother’s Day? Sorry to disappoint, but the answer to that question most likely doesn’t exist. There is no one perfect gift for all women, but there are such things as perfect gifts for one woman. For Mother’s Day this year, save yourself (and your bank account) a… Read More >
Greatest Mother’s Day Gift? The first Mother’s Day Gift I can remember giving my Mom was a narrow navy blue belt with a gold buckle. I was a seven-year-old Bronx kid. And such, as times were, I was allowed to walk down to the end of the block past the four buildings (955, 923, 911,… Read More >
Ever wonder what the history of Mother’s Day is? Each year, people worldwide set aside one day to celebrate their moms. They send their mothers flowers and cards, take them out to dinner, and help with the household chores. Even though most people love and cherish their mothers throughout the year, it’s nice to set… Read More >