I was raised, and am raising my three kids, in Washington, DC. I visited the Carter White House routinely as a kid. My children all groan when traffic is stopped for the Vice President’s motorcade. The whole family is on a first name basis with Malia Obama’s Secret Service detail. You’d think my kids and I would talk politics all the time as a result. But mostly, the … [Read more...] about Life Lessons for Kids Learned From the Presidential Race
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For optimal performance, the athlete will spend hours perfecting her sport, meticulously analyzing every movement and tweaking each minute detail. While this pursuit of perfection will definitely get you far, it cannot take you all the way. Only proper nutrition can give you the fuel needed as an athlete to take your activity to the next level.CarbohydratesCarbohydrates are a … [Read more...] about Nutritional Advice for Athletes
While Facebook is not the most comprehensive look at a person’s life, you often learn a lot about priorities and patterns examining social media posts. Me? You’d learn that I’m passionate about autism, my writing, my family and my friends. May sound like an amateur move, but I thought I’d poke around the Facebook page of Felita Harris, Senior Vice … [Read more...] about What’s In Your Inner Beauty Bag?
Transition times, such as beginning a new school year, or starting preschool, can be difficult for kids and parents alike. We're all creatures of habit, and change can often bring stress. What can parents do to prepare their children, and themselves, for transition to a new routine? We asked an expert: Claire Haas is a teacher and mother of two who also serves … [Read more...] about Back to School Transition Tips & Tricks
Yes, that's right. Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate and Alaskan Governor will be starting her own reality television series.According to PEOPLE, she has a deal with the Discovery Channel. The show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" has reportedly been picked up for $1 million an episode.Variety says that the show will be produced by Mark Burnett Productions and A&E. … [Read more...] about Sarah Palin: Reality Star?