It may be natural for moms and dads to defend their children and try to lighten the consequences of actions, but the web has been awash in irritation this week after Brock Turner's dad asked a judge not to hold "20 minutes of action" against his son.
June 13, 2016|
Lois M. Collins
GLENDORA, California — It seems that when mountain lion videos appear on YouTube, they usually involve pulse-pounding rescues or encounters. Not so with a recent video from California-based photographer Robert Martinez.
Ah, can you hear it? The summer celebration. As a teacher and a mom, I’m cheering as loud as anybody. While the first week or two of summer vacation will be an ultimate demonstration of summer freedom (no alarm clocks, no school bells, no backpacks, no tests … should I keep going?), the truth is teachers still think about our students during the summer break. We desperately hope all of our efforts the past nine months won’t slip down the ... waterslide. We completely turn our teaching reigns over to you, the parents, and trust those students will be on ...
June 11, 2016|
TINY TOWN — As I walked through one this week, I had a discussion with one of my friends about what it was that made me excited to browse through every trinket inside a museum, visitor center or monument gift shop.
Close to a third of American kids will be in a stepfamily at some point, most of them living with their biological mother and a stepfather. When those kids become young adults, will the relationship with the stepfather hold up?
June 09, 2016|
Lois M. Collins
It’s summer time. Between barbecues, hanging out poolside, hikes and family trips, your healthy eating efforts may take a backseat during these fun — but busy —summer months. Even when you’re on the go this time of year, you can still make healthy, wholesome eating happen. In general, healthy eating requires planning and thinking ahead to minimize eating out. While eating out is fun and delicious, indulging too often can lead to your body feeling sluggish and low on energy and can detract from fun experiences this time of year.