Introducing Public School to Social Media

I'm on my way to a PTSA meeting to passionately discuss my obsession with bringing PTSA Parent Teacher Collaboration online:I’m working on an ebook at: “KristinBennett.com” to describe how to create a site like this for your school covering the following: 1.) Why would we want a website? -Increase overall parent involvement (especially parents that aren’t able attend meetings) -Increase fundraising opportunities across the school...more

The full circle of author and readers

Beverly Pechin wrote for Reader Views of my book Soul Moments: Times When Heaven Touches Earth (07/06):...more

For the Love of Books: How and Why Books Get Challenged & Banned Part I

A Salve for the Soul Books soothe my soul....more

Books On Hold: Guest Post Substitution; Book Burning Tomorrow

At the beginning of each January, I always think about my reading plan for the new year. I like to set reading goals along with other goals for the year....more

And the Third Runner up is….

Leaving  Children Unattended in a Vehicle This third most read post based on traffic from search engines is...more

Searches, Queries and Key Words: Most Read Post Based on Traffic from Search Engines

Top Post This last week of 2010 I'm highlighting the top read posts based on searches....more

Sex at the Parents' House and Other Travel Tips for the Holidays

In this largely mobile world, the holidays usually involve traveling to someone's home. As though the indignity of body scans and being herded like cattle weren't enough, you now have to contend with being a guest in someone else's home. If you're lucky, you're staying at your parents' house, which you know fairly well, and whose inhabitants you can easily manage. If you're not so lucky, you're staying at your significant other's parents' house, which you don't know that well -- if at all -- and whose inhabitants must see you at your best at all times. How will you survive? ...more
@BlogHer, thanks for resharing that, Momo! It's such a funny article!more

Dear Santa: A Parent's Un-wish List

Dear Santa, Some time in the next few days, you will receive a letter detailing an extensive list of wishes from my children. Before acting on it in any manner, please carefully consider my preemptive list of un-wishes. ...more

My son received the game Battleship for Christmas. I've already lost count of how many of those ...more

Childfree-Parent Friendships During the Holidays

Childfree-parent friendships can have their challenges, but this time of year can bring special kinds of challenges.  Obviously, the childfree don’t do the Santa thing with their kids, but the parents do.  There can be expectations of gifts and attending parties with kids.  Or the...more

They're Watching...

Lisa Frederiksen I was on a neighborhood walk the other day and rounded the corner to see a dad and his two children approaching. One was still in a backpack, and the other was on one of those bicycle-type, 3-wheelers that have a handle extension so the parent can push while the child peddles.  The dad was laughing and pretend-racing with the little boy on the 3-wheeler, who was squealing with delight, and the infant in the backpack was giggling as it bounced up and down with dad's gait....more