Life survival kit

Life Survival Kit: Part One

I don’t mean to rush summer or remind you of things to come. No, not one bit. I am not going to even utter that phrase — you know the one. It’s about to be in every print and TV ad imaginable. Yep. That one.

I am just going to suggest that that we all start packing a little Survival Kit, so to speak. Not in case of floods or tornadoes, well, not literally anyway. I’m talking about a Life Survival Kit for the year ahead. (more…)

Kids running free

Play as Poetry

Since summer is in full swing, it’s easy for all of us to muse about children and play, and celebrate its importance. There’s more time at hand — less to do, fewer places to be. (more…)

Unwind this summer

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

Summer break isn’t just a vacation for students, it’s also a time for school employees to sit back, relax, and rejuvenate after the stressful school year. Though you have other responsibilities during the summer, it is important to remember that you need time to yourself to unwind before the school year starts up again. You owe it to yourself to recharge your batteries. (more…)


Dirt is Good!

Mud pies. Gardening. Digging for buried treasure. Puddle jumping. Burying a time capsule in the backyard. None of these opportunities should be missed in the span of a young life. There are a thousand ways that dirt is not only good — it’s FANTASTIC. (more…)