I was on the treadmill at the YMCA and the gentleman next to me was on his phone. Apparently, he uses his time on the treadmill staying in touch with family and friends. Of course, I could hear his half of the conversation (another topic for another time).
This time of year is all about rest, recreation, recovery – spending time with our families and reconnecting. It is also a time of resolution. We look forward to the new school year as a fresh start, an opportunity. I am suggesting we commit to carrying our summer family time into the school year. We are all incredibly busy. Parents are often working two jobs and kids are participating in summer activities, in addition to work and vacations. We often don’t eat meals together, and we sometimes don’t see each ...
Summer usually means a respite from the regimented demands of the school year. No more nightly homework, endless projects, after-school activities, or lunches to pack. However, summer brings its own new responsibilities: cams, sports, swim lessons, and a lot of “free time” – often unsupervised – for our kids.