Reading Labels: Yellow Alert

Jul. 10, 2014 by

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed what are referred to as “Red Alert” ingredients found in skincare products. Today we are discussing what the  Environmental Working Group (EWG) considers “Yellow Alert” ingredients found in your cosmetic and skincare products.

Reading Aloud to Your Children: An Important Tradition

Jul. 8, 2014 by

I love to read! I remember my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Shelby reading to our class the classic tale of Curious George; that engaging little monkey who was always getting into trouble. In the third grade we studied American Indians and

Focus on Kids: Music and Sound Waves

Jul. 7, 2014 by

Once again, I want to focus my blog on something that may interest kids. Last week we talked about vibrations. Today I want to discuss sounds; how we hear sounds; sounds that mammals and birds make to communicate, and music


Jul. 1, 2014 by

I’ve decided to add a category entitled, “Traditions.” I love traditions and I believe that family and traditions go hand-in-hand. But, I also believe that everyone–single or married–can establish meaningful traditions in their lives and in their homes. When Mark

Especially for Children: Good Vibrations

Jun. 30, 2014 by

It is summer, the kids are out of school and so today I’ve geared my blog to children. Take a few minutes and read this to your children and show them the pictures and watch the three-minute video. It’s educational

Health Benefits of Bananas

Jun. 25, 2014 by

Today I’m going to talk about the health benefits of bananas–yes, bananas! There are those who demonize this lowly fruit; stating it is loaded with too many carbs. Yes, there are carbs in the banana, but the benefits outweigh any

The Rub on Scrubs

Jun. 24, 2014 by

Today I want to talk about something fun, easy and inexpensive to make—scrubs!  Here are some basic rules for exfoliating your skin.  First: Don’t listen to the advertisements telling you to exfoliate every day—they are trying to sell you a

Music and Alzheimer’s Disease

Jun. 23, 2014 by

Hi everyone–I’m deviating a bit from my usual Monday blog on a children’s music book. I wanted to talk about this very important subject–hope you find this helpful! How many of you read the article, “Music Can Penetrate the Fog

Gerri’s Salsa

Jun. 19, 2014 by

Okay–the hot summer months are coming up and your tomatoes in your garden are growing. You need a recipe for those tomatoes! So, here is a great recipe for salsa… I found this recipe about two years ago in the

CD: “Swan Lake” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Jun. 18, 2014 by

Today I’m going to talk about the music and story of Swan Lake by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It is an enchanting story with all the trappings of a fairytale and with music that is every bit as captivating.  If you are

Sugar: Friend or Foe?

Jun. 17, 2014 by

I feel like a hypocrite writing about the dangers of sugar because at this very moment, I’m heating up my oven preparing to bake some of my favorite chocolate chip cookies. So, while I’m munching away, I’ll attempt to convincingly

Book: Swine Lake

Book: Swine Lake

Jun. 16, 2014 by

Today I want to introduce you to a really funny book, Swine Lake by James Marshall and Maurice Sendak—the masters of “funny children’s literature.”  And yes, it is a humorous take on the famous ballet, Swan Lake by Peter Tchaikovsky.  Today

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