Archive for: November 2013

Quotes From Famous People
Words of Wisdom – Fred Astaire
November 22, 2013
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“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.” Fred Astaire, American Performer and Dancer (1899-1987)
Holidays Parents and Kids
Veteran Pen Pal Comes Knocking at Door
November 9, 2013
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Originally published in the Chico Enterprise-Record (2012) and updated for Growing Up Chico Magazine (2013) Eighty words bridged seven thousand miles. “Write to a soldier and cheer them up,” said Mrs. Larsen, while coordinating a holiday writing campaign for her fourth grade class.  My daughter, Maggie, carefully focused on the task.  Her vocabulary was simple, […]
Holidays Parents and Kids
Dad’s Halloween Costume Scares Neighborhood, But the Kids are OK
November 2, 2013
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“Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.”  Dr. Seuss The mornings after Halloween are the only days my kids get a hall pass to eat caramel apples for breakfast.  The apples are healthy, which offsets the caramel, and the peanuts have protein, so the menu is justifiable.  It amuses me to […]