There Will Be No First Day of Kindergarten Photo

Today marks the 100th installment of Heather King‘s (The Extraordinary Ordinary) Just Write free-writing your (extra)ordinary stories series. It marks my first time as a participant. Congratulations, Heather. ...more

I hope you're uncomfortable

To my future children, and the currently growing up generation of kids and teenagers, Welcome....more

How the aging brain learns

I love when researchers are surprised by their evidence. It often means they're being more honest. They theorize it will go one way then have to report that it actually turned out another way. Here's a recent example:Neuroscientists - who previously had no way to truly study inhibitory neurons - are now able to thanks to new genetic and imaging technologies. ...more

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

 Tomorrow I go “back to school”, well actually back to work which is with the public schools, so school and work are equivalent for me.  For the first time (outside of maternity leave which frankly does not count as time off) I did not “work” during the summer.  I decided to have the job of mommy be my only occupation.  I must admit prior to the summer beginning I was nervous about the task at hand.  Being a working mom and being a home based mom are both challenging in thei...more

Mom-inology: Talk to me, baby!

Three years ago, my vocabulary was entirely different than it is today. I’m not just talking about “bad words,” which are definitely a no-no with a parroting young lady following me around, but also the words I use in everyday life. I mean, I just used “no-no” in a serious sense. Did you even catch it? If not, you must be a mom (or dad!) too. I never thought I’d be one of those moms, and yet, here I am. Mom terminology (mom-inology) has taken hold of me full-force—and if I’m totally honest, I think it’s kind of cute. Kind of.  ...more

Stupid is as stupid does

Please pop over to my site and take a look. I would love to know your views on ignorance :o) http://baconrollstoplasticdolls.co.uk/blogs/2013/7/17/stupid-is-as-stupid-does...more

Lessons learned this side of the Sod: #8 Adjustments

At 23 I could go through a night of the flu, rolled up in a house coat on the floor of the bathroom, grateful for my foresight in cleaning the toilet on the weekend.  By 5:30 after an afternoon catching up on soaps and Columbo, however, I’d be sitting up, taking nourishment. Then making a few phone calls and, by 8:30, going through the closet for something to wear to the club. ...more

5 Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Learn New Business Skills

Keeping your skills sharp is crucial for anyone who runs a business. Without the perk of company sponsored training, you have to do-it-yourself. Even if you attend formal conferences or hire mentors, there is still always more to learn. I believe in spending some time learning something new each and every day. You don't have to spend hours at a time. Simply 15-30 minutes a day will reap huge rewards. ...more

Are boys better in science and math because of how they play?

Are we failing our girls in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) because we give them dolls instead of blocks? Not necessarily. But a new study has found that men still have better spatial ability than women (on average) and it's likely due to gender-role identification....more