Category Archives: Parent Advice

If Your Kids Are Stubborn About Hiking…


Hiking makes me happy. It’s a rare chance for me to walk and talk with no obligations or responsibilities. It’s so different that the usual cycle of school, homework, classes and stress that I think of it as a reward, not a duty. But lately with the stress of junior year I just can’t find […]

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Live in the Moment!


It’s difficult to imagine taking a break from your busy life, with all the responsibilities expected of you; your responsibilities at work need to be fulfilled, the chores need to be accomplished, and the children need to be taken care of before the end of the day. For me, taking a break from my hectic school […]

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Starry Eyed

On Friday I fished something substantial out of my mailbox at school.  I regularly get marketing materials from companies eager to make some money off of students, be it through candy fundraisers or spendy summer symposia.  But this envelope was different.   The return address said Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I don’t think I had ever […]

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Healthy and Heartfelt


My favorite part of the holiday season is giving.  I delight in coming up with clever ways to stretch a buck and customize gifts, providing something original and from the heart.  A lot can be taught and practiced in doing this – I have improved my sewing skills, learned how to do metal work, become […]

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Swapping Addictions


I love my job – I’m a high school teacher.  My students are mature enough that I can share the world with them, in grown up language, and they generally understand.  I have an opportunity to change perception, influence behavior, and motivate my students to be that next, informed generation that could “save the world.” […]

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