Raising Bright Children

I just read a fascinating article on Psychology Today‘s website called “The Trouble with Bright Girls.” I was pleased to see that they have published quite a few articles about bright children. Can’t wait to see what else they have to say! Continue reading Raising Bright Children

Mom’s Secret Weapon for the Picky Eater: Pizza Dough | 5 Recipes

Last week on Foodie Friday, I shared my recipe for homemade pizza dough. I have discovered that my kids are much more inclined to try new foods if pizza dough is somehow involved. Here are five of my most favorite ideas. (Some of these recipes call for store-bought dough, but I recommend you save yourself some money and make one from scratch.) Stromboli My 6-year-old won’t eat a ham sandwich, but tell him you’re making stromboli for dinner and he will think he’s having a great treat! Preheat oven to 400°. Coat two 13″ x 18″ baking sheets with cooking … Continue reading Mom’s Secret Weapon for the Picky Eater: Pizza Dough | 5 Recipes

Back-to-School Bedlam

The picture really says it all. Hubby started a new job on Tuesday, the same day that my 6-year-old started first grade. Two days later, my 3-year-old and I have just returned from an interview with her new preschool teacher. My work area is stacked high with school calendars, PTA reminders, and student handbooks. I haven’t read through any of those things yet because I’ve spent the last two days filling out emergency cards, photo releases, medical forms and parent surveys. Please do not think I am complaining for one second. (Well, maybe just one.) I am thankful that my … Continue reading Back-to-School Bedlam

Jonesing for Some “Downton Abbey”? Try “Upstairs Downstairs”

Thank you, BBC! Thank you for “Upstairs Downstairs,” a slightly inferior – yet overall satisfying – stand-in between seasons of “Downton Abbey.” “Upstairs Downstairs” follows the comings and goings of Sir Hallam Holland, a young British diplomat, and his wife, … Continue reading Jonesing for Some “Downton Abbey”? Try “Upstairs Downstairs”