One of the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary definitions for "Fringe": "something that is marginal, additional, or secondary to some activity, process, or subject" I grew up in a large family with seven siblings, five of us are married, six of us have children. A family gathering for the holidays easily can be 25-30 family members! In my [...]
We had an amazing time, took many many photos. I Below are my favorites! Anderson Dock was iconic, stunning sunset! Anderson Dock Sunset Every so often you take a photo that just happens to turn out perfect...this is the one!!! Favorite Lake Beach Photo Cana Island Lighthouse...I love the white lighthouse against the brilliant blue [...]
The water is where its at in Door County! We took a 2 hour cruise, the captain was very informative about the area. We heard great things about our dinner destination, Wickman House in Sisters Bay. Great vibe, food and service was amazing! Fresh Bread and Butter Deviled Egg - Wickman House style! No trip [...]
We went to Door County this past weekend to discover all Door County has to offer. Its somewhere we have always wanted to go. Before we got to our destination we stopped at a festive pub, “Island Fever Rum Bar & Grill” We chose to have a few small bites and a cocktail to kick [...]
Over thirty years ago my husband and I lived over 2,000 miles away from my family. I would call or write my mom and ask her for recipes. One day I said, "Would you write down some of your recipes?" My mom wrote down a few of the special cherished family secret recipes that I [...]
Its been a long Winter! We have had either rain, overcast days or blizzard winter conditions. We can end up with a Vitamin D deficiency due to the lack of sunlight. The blessing with the seasons is they eventually change. Now we are in Spring, and the there are buds on the trees, flowers are [...]
Last year we took a trip during Spring Break to Greenville, SC. It was exciting to plan and look forward to. We had a great time exploring and discovering a new region and area. This year, we decided to stay home or "Stay-cation" during Spring Break. As the time approached coworkers would mention the warm [...]
Do you have lukewarm relationship with your parent(s), sibling(s) or a friend? Have you ever had a disagreement with a loved one? How about a difference of opinion in the workplace with your boss, or maybe it was a coworker? Have you ever missed out on an amazing opportunity, for example a potential job? Have [...]
All the festivities of the holidays are over, the tax season has officially begun. We have seen our first big snow storm, the temperatures are dropping, and this is the time of year, when I can "get in a funk." I have to conscientiously keep myself motivated and positive during this doldrum month... I meditate, [...]
Beautifully written article!
“What happened to my reader? Last year, he was in the library every week picking out books. I had to take his book away at meals. Now, I can’t get him to read anything. It’s like he has no interest in it.” This mystery baffles parents, librarians, and teachers alike. As students pass through middle school and into high school, many of them stop reading for pleasure. Loving adults beg, cajole, bargain, mandate… but nothing works.
Let’s get one thing out of the way: It’s not your fault. It’s not your child’s fault, either. Major neurological changes take place during middle school years, and these developments affect the way pre-adolescents view the world. While these changes are happening internally, their lives are changing externally, too; homework demands increase significantly, athletics and other extracurricular commitments take up more and more time, and social interests become a principal focus. Additionally, the…
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