It’s that time of year again. Springtime in the city. Time where as moms, we try to figure out how we’re going to fit in all our kids’ activities into one week. It’s also time where my mommy friends take the phones and give me a ring to discuss, “What are the boys doing this spring? Hockey? Ice hockey? Street Hockey? 3-on-3 hockey? … [Read more...] about The Over OVER-Programming of our Kids
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It would be no exaggeration to say that the Internet has totally changed the way we communicate and connect with one another. This is true of friends, business associates and families. When used well, the Internet allows us to communicate and connect more meaningfully with those around us. However, if we are not careful, the widening array of digital across our kids’ lives can … [Read more...] about Three Things To Consider As Fathers in the Digital Age
My 9-year-old came home from school last week, more excited than I've seen her all year. She flipped open my laptop and logged onto Code.org. “Look what I made,” she said proudly. She showed me a page that was split in half - the right side of the page was a colorful animation of a blue bowling ball rolling down a red hill, with a bright yellow sun in the background. The … [Read more...] about 15 Million Kids Learn To Code – In One Week
In New Jersey, a college freshman jumps off a bridge when his roommate “outs” him by webcam. In Massachusetts, a high school student gets on the wrong side of the mean girls, who torment her until she finally hangs herself. They are shocking stories that made national headlines- recent, if extreme, additions to what, for the past few years, has grown into a drumbeat warning … [Read more...] about Are We Turning Our Teens Into Bullies?
Swimming provides an excellent exercise option for obese women who need physical activity but find land-based workouts uncomfortable and exhausting. Aquatics facilities usually offer some lap swimming time each day so that you can work out without dodging little children playing in the water. Indoor pools let you carry on your workout routine even during the colder … [Read more...] about Swimming for Obese Women