Parenting

Where Can You Take a Book and Leave a Book in Ocean County?
Have you ever seen a "Free Little Library?" They are these boxes on certain streets or outside of homes where people are welcome to take a book and then return that same book, or another. I've seen train stations in Jersey and the Philly suburbs where passengers are allowed to take…
Are You Making Gifts Instead of Buying Them?
It's so nice when people share their talents with one another. I have friends who this week are busy baking biscotti and cookies that they will give as holiday gifts. Another friend is working on a quilt that she'll give her sweetheart for Christmas. These are all lovely expressions of…
Keeping Thanksgiving Going In Ocean County
As I've gotten older I've learned a lot about gratitude. A quick online search will show you lots of examples and research findings about the health benefits of feeling grateful. And I can personally attest to the psychic value of SAYING THANKS instead of keeping those grateful thoughts …
To Ocean County Parents for Veterans Day
On this Veteran's Day, I'm remembering my dad and all those who served and continue to serve in the military. I am proud of his service. And grateful to all his pals. To you Dads and Moms who have served in the military...thank you. And to those of you whose children have gone off to s…

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