Amy Milstein

I'm a life learning Mom of two kids who have never set foot in... read more

Getting around the NYC soda ban

It has been the butt of jokes for months.   Our illustrious Mayor, proposing to tell New Yorkers what size sodas they can drink!  What a laugh!As of yesterday, the joke is apparently on us.Mayor Bloomberg's personally appointed Board of Health voted unanimously to uphold his proposed ban on the sale of sweetened soft drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants, movie theaters and stadium concessions....more

Why "Required Reading" Needs to be Removed From Our Vocabulary

Forcing children to read before they are ready is guaranteed to remove any joy they might have found had they been allowed to read on their own schedule. 42% of high school and college grads never read another book again once they graduate. That is a tragically high number, and we only have ourselves and our insistence on reading young to blame. ...more
Wow!  Great post!  It caught my attention for two reasons, and I hope these don't sound selfish. ...more

A Clean Sweep

 Posted on November 3, 2011 by Amy You know that TLC show called “Clean Sweep”?   I used to love that show.   I watched it mostly the Fall and Winter that I wa...more

Fine Line

The Fine LinePosted on November 2, 2011 by AmyI’ve talked before about the fact that when I tell people we homeschool, they...more