My sixth grade teacher taught me a most invaluable lesson when she said, “Cynthia, you need to grow thicker skin”. I was a super sensitive kid and really needed to stop letting everything affect me so deeply. My knee jerk response was to sway to the other side of the pendulum, testing my forte at being a bitch and wearing impenetrable armor. My shield became so fortified by 8th … [Read more...] about Taking Child Bullying From “Hit Me” to “Hug Me”
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Time flies so fast. I have been out of school for 10+ years and still get back to school jitters. I have children who are now in school. I learn so much from watching my kids learn and grow. At each stage of their journey, you both gain and lose something. My son is definitely not a baby anymore; he suddenly transitioned into a little boy. While I miss my little mushy baby, I … [Read more...] about Our Kid’s Education Doesn’t Stop When the Bell Rings
When it comes to my kid’s health, I find the “revolutionary” pearl stated by Dr. Benjamin Spock to moms of “you know more than you think you do” reassuring, if not pressure-inducing. Your child’s health is your responsibility. In this regard, moms need to morph into hawks. It’s an unwritten rule that when you give birth, you take a short form of the Hippocratic Oath to care … [Read more...] about Dr. Mom to the Rescue!
My grandmother loved the movies and found them to be “poetry in motion.” The medium was birthed in her lifetime and she loved it, soaked it up and enjoyed the off-screen drama of the movie stars. We’ve shared many multi-generational conversations over films, which are immortal and transcendent. Today’s world is much more celebrity and information obsessed but what I care about … [Read more...] about Escape & Educate with a Family Movie Night!
While dining out one night at Mario Batali’s Babbo, he said to me the pearl “Crostada is Love”. Yes, my friends, food is love, so serve it up!! Summer love can be found everywhere; in the flowers, in the air, in the water, all the elements. We are particularly lucky to be served up love by the earth with the bounty of food Mother Nature provides. In preparing for summer, I … [Read more...] about Summer is for Dining Al Fresco