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Painting Rooms – The Psychology of Colors

A friend of mine recently renovated and painted her house. Everything looked beautiful. However, her children began to fight a lot more. She couldn’t figure it out when she had taken such care to decorate their room with whimsical fabrics, … read more

Mothering Nature

My daughter is part of a once a week cooperative preschool in which we meet outdoors, away from the noise of the city. The children play, without using toys, props, tools or other artificial stimuli. Nature is their guide, their … read more

The Odds your Child will Attend College

There is a teacher at my son’s school who has her work tables sectioned off by university names. Some are named for Ivy League schools and some are named after state schools. Various calibers of schools are fairly represented. I … read more

Make Your Own News

Being a mother of four, I seem to never have time to listen, read or watch the news. As a matter of fact, I would be completely clueless about what’s going on, in the outside world, if it weren’t for … read more

Motivating Children to Exercise

Growing up, I never had the pleasure (or torture as my kids would describe it) of going out for a run with my parents. They were usually too busy or too tired trying to make ends meat and keeping up … read more

Motivation to Save for College

There are smart phone applications and computer programs available that will age a photo for you, showing you what you will probably look like as an 80 year old adult. Yes, that app which you have wondered about its purpose … read more

The Superbug and Antibiotics

My family recently went through a heavy bout of illness. Just a cold, I thought initially. After weeks of coughing and wheezing, maxing out school absences and really putting a wrench in our plans (we had to cancel a trip … read more

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