Monday, May 20, 2013
Does your child's athletic coach teach him or her the required skills of their sport in a manner that is reminiscent of what we all saw happen at a particularly abusive, and highly publicized, basketball practice at Rutgers University?
The answer should never be "yes."
This type of heinous, inexcusable, verbal abuse is never appropriate and should never be tolerated.
Some coaches might downplay their actions by calling their tactics "intense." This is the vernacular an abusive coach might use to defend his/her coaching style.
Here are three thoughts you should remember...
I am a big fan of summer camps for kids, especially once they move out of the early elementary grades. Children become so accustomed to being constantly engaged at school that they often have difficulty adjusting to all the “down time” of summer break. While they enjoy a reprieve from the rigid schedule of school, they become easily bored. I find it impossible to keep my oldest child, Norah,...
Friday, May 17, 2013
With so many wonderful events planned for this weekend, there are lots of options for family fun. Take your pick and enjoy!
Louisville Loves Mountains Festival tonight.
2nd Annual Old Louisville Springfest (There’s a Kosair KidsZone, too!).
Don’t miss StageOne Family Theatre’s production of Charlotte’s Web at...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
“If there is no wind, row.” Mr. Thomas Kalb tells me this quote with a slight smile. He teaches Advanced English 1 and Advanced Placement English at Ballard High School.
Kalb understands how hard it is for students to retain information during summer break. Although he recommends a lively summer, he suggests never giving up on learning. Go to museums, art galleries and history reenactments. “People’s brains all function differently; some people need to see pretty pictures to help them learn,” he says.
Read. And then read more. Kalb suggests books that challenge our minds. Candide by Voltaire does that. He also suggests...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Gaylord Opryland Resort (Nashville) is one of the nation’s premiere resort destinations. With 2,881 guestrooms, lush atriums, uniquely themed restaurants and shopping experiences and a luxurious spa, Gaylord Opryland is the nation’s largest non-gaming hotel under one roof, making Opryland a favorite tourist destination.
We are giving away a Summer DreamWorks Experience Vacation Package* at Gaylord Opryland Resort. This package includes:
- Two-night accommodations for...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer is a time of relaxation. The sun is out and you're ready to hit the beach, go to the mall, or hang out with your friends. But just because summer is a time to rest, your style doesn't have to fall flat! Here are my five summer must-haves to stay cool and comfortable but still look radiant anywhere you go!
1. Jean cut-off shorts. I love short shorts because you can dress them up to go out somewhere or dress them down if you're just planning on being outside. I love when they have little added accessories to the shorts, like lace sewn to part of it or studs on one side.
2. Fringed tank tops. I love the diversity of these type of shirts, because...
Monday, May 13, 2013
When they come marching across the counter, remember it could be worse. They could be roaches. They’re not. They’re little black ants. Feel better? No, I didn’t think so.
We’ve had two mild winters, which means they’ll be back in bigger numbers this summer. Remember you heard it here first.
I’ve got the answer. It’s cheap, easy, and...