By the time this column hits print, my 9-year-old girl will be a few days into her first time at overnight camp. Mama will be a few days into low-level, sleep-free anxiety mode.
The Edgy kids love Bele Chere — for about two hours and $75. Yes, Bele Chere can be expensive with kids, but the festival also can be loads of fun. Just keep a few things in mind.
Edie Burke loved music, her family and the big purple dinosaur. She was loved deeply in return by her family, friends and neighbors — by her community. Edie died on May 2. She was three months shy of her 10th birthday.
For me, summer vacation provokes equal measures of elation and despair. Elation because it’s summer — which means sunshine, homegrown tomatoes, long days at the beach and freedom from the rigors of a school schedule. Despair because it’s summer — which means sunburn, weeds galore, long days at home with the kids and freedom from the rigors of a school schedule.
“My kids are expressing their curiosity about the reproductive world this spring, now that our yard’s rife with flowers, pollen, bees and multiplying cicadas.”
“This week, my third-grader will take end-of-grade tests for the first time. She’s nervous and I’m irritated.”
Mother Goose has nothing on Martha K. Gardenhight. As a foster parent who’s worked with many local agencies, including Eliada Homes, Gardenhight and her second husband, Billy, have taken in more than 60 youngsters (almost all boys) over the past 22 years. Though both are now retired from their jobs, the couple has not retired […]