How to Help Your Child Continue Learning At Home

Homework can often be a major cause of conflict in households, with parents citing the age-old “have you done your homework?” argument as a daily occurrence.Even so, homework is a vital source of learning for children of all ages, as it encourages them to reinforce what they’ve learnt at school and develop important study techniques and skills that will help them in later life. When a child is doing homework, it is crucial for a parent to show an interest and provide support if needed. There are many ways in which we can do this....more

Gathering in the Shadows

Author, poet, freelancerToday’s Claudsy’s Blog features my three poems created under the writing prompt of “Hiding Poem” from Poetic Asides’ April’s Poem-A-Day Challenge. That was a mouthful, wasn’t it?I found it odd that the prompt should reflect the basis of a course lesson that I did just yesterday. Serendipity must be working herself to the bone lately. For the past week it seems as if everything I encounter, related to writing, centers on some aspect of “hiding.”...more

Kids Learn about Rhymes w/ Singing Time with Bean!

Abyni getting a hug from Bean...more

Catching Up on What's You've Missed

For several days I've been so busy that doing more than one blog entry a day has been out of the question. I have to admit that this small blog has suffered as a result.I'm taking this opportunity to get everything up to date here before tackling today's official blog entry over on Wordpress. If you haven't been over there for a few days, you're bound to find something interesting about writing at Claudsy's Blog. Let me clue you in now....more

Grocery Store Fun

Grocery Store Fun In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this.  ~Vladimir Kramnik ...more

Passing Memories

What happens when you're the only one who remembers? If five people were with you during the making of a memory, and you're the only one left alive to remember, who's going to jog your recollections of that day's details, the conversations held, etc.?...more

Windsor Square Column: Ciao Everybody!

My weekly Windsor Square column has been posted: Why Windsor: ...more


Today I braved the piles of cardboard boxes and basement miscellany (three months in and we're still not fully unpacked) and dug out some books related to an interest I only began to pursue last year, back before the madness of the move kicked in. ...more

Trying to teach an old dog new tricks.

   This is my first attempt at blogging.  I decided to just jump in and learn as I go.  I already have a problem in that I can't find a picture of myself to use for my blog.  I have lots of pictures of grandchildren and other family members.  So first order of business is to take a picture of myself to use here.  Then I'll have to learn how to switch out the pictures.  I read the directions so hopefully it will go as easy as it looks....more

Want To Do

I think I'm coming down with something. I've had a sinus headache for two days, I have zero energy, and I feel weak, wimpy, and tired. All I want to do is alternate between sitting in front of the television with a mug of hot tea and a soft blanket, and sleeping in my cosy bed. ...more