Where Has The Time Gone?

It’s been a long journey, but my children are now both finished with elementary school and on to the adventures of middle school! Suddenly, i find myself with more time on my hands, as I am no longer a PTA Mom, but a working Mom with kids in middle school. I’m stoked! I am looking…

Empty Nest of Summer

We are one week into the NYC summer vacation. I began the break with the ACS Relay for Life of Middle Village. I was team captain, and we had a Star Trek theme for our team. I even made a fun hair bow to wear to match my captain’s shirt. As it turned out, the…

NYC Schools Assign Too Much Homework

Childhood is supposed to be a time full of happy memories and carefree fun. Instead, we are giving our children fewer breaks than most adults receive. We are filling young children with stress and anxiety, and taking away time for social interaction and learning personal skills. I think it is time that we stop this nonsense and allow kids to be kids again, instead of pressuring them to be high-performance androids.

Words as Weapons

This is my Pixie.  She is an intelligent, creative, sweet child.  She has many friends, she loves to read, she does well academically.  I love my Pixie! Like many children who are a little shy, my daughter has experienced bullying at school.  We have contacted the school when this has happened, had conferences, and generally…

Incentives for Wee Geeks

When i first started blogging, I was worried that I might become just another Mommy blogger.  There is nothing wrong with being a Mommy Blogger, but I had this notion that, somehow, I would no longer have interests of my own.  Obviously, that’s not how it actually works. Another concern I had, as a parent…

Making Moustaches!

Anyone who has been following fun and popular things to do lately has probably seen that pretend moustaches are a big deal.  Sunglasses come with one attached, pre-glued ones abound, temporary tattoo finger ‘staches, even gold necklaces with jeweled moustache-shaped pendants! I thought I had blogged about the ‘staches I made this summer, and perhaps…

Creativity and me

I started this blog as a place where I could geek out about things, share ideas, and, yes, talk about the cool stuff I do with my kids.  It somehow became much more about the kids than the geekery.  Perhaps this is a stage that all parents go through, perhaps it is just a stage…

Riding the MTA With Kids

It’s Summer time, and New York City is full of amazing and educational opportunities for kids.  As a parent with kids in the City, I feel that it is my responsibility to find these opportunities, especially if they are free, and experience them with my children.  I spent some time researching, and I found some…

Discussing the Afterlife With Kids

I have always been fascinated with the endless variations our species has dreamed up about what happens when we move on.  The possibilities are limitless.  I have also suspected for many years that, upon dying, people will  probably experience something similar to what they believe will happen. The topic of what will happen when we…

Solar Schools Need to Happen!

Right now, thousands of parents who work in offices are enjoying nice, cool air conditioning while their children are sweltering in school.  My own kids are currently in a school that only has partial A/C. My daughter is in a moderately air conditioned room, and my six-year-old asthmatic son is in a sauna. While many…

Catching Up

Between I-Con, the school book fair, Spring break for the kids (not for me!), and a busy class schedule, I have been lax in updating of late.  I have much to tell about all of the above, and more! I need to get out in the garden and take some photos of the lovely blooms…

The Most Addictive Game!

Like many people, I spend a lot of time on Facebook.  I like to keep up with friends and family, plan events, see links to things both informational and/or humorous, and to play games.  I have always enjoyed playing games, whether board games, card games, tabletop RPGs, console games, or video games.  I used to…