Parenting

Feeling Better After a Good Cry
This blog post is about crying.  It's a topic that I haven't written about before and yet it's something that all of us do.  (Although many people may try to hide their tears.)
I had a good cry yesterday while watching the One Love Manchester concert on TV...
How Good Are New Jerseyans At S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G?
Did you see any of the Scripps National Spelling Bee?  It just wrapped up with a 12 year old Fresno girl winning the big trophy and $40,000 grand prize.  Seeing the difficult, multisyllabic words the kids had to conquer was very inspiring...
Freedom To Spend Holiday Weekend However We Want
I have no plans for the holiday weekend.  And I'm not bummed out at all!  I'm actually looking forward to some downtime, complete with some mindless TV watching, phone chats with friends in other states, and reading and relaxing in the backyard...
More Graduation Notes: Profs and Parents
Some random observations from my 2 days attending college graduation ceremonies and receptions over the weekend.
Some teachers form a special bond with students as mentor and that's a beautiful thing.   I heard from several students who said something like "if it weren't for (…
UPDATED: Ocean County Beach Badge Guide 2017
Before you know it, it will be time to start heading out to area beaches and enjoying our beautiful Jersey Shore once again. There are still savings available on your seasonal beach badges, but time is running out - check your town and save...
Join Shawn & Sue’s Birthday Club
Join Shawn & Sue's Birthday Club - brought to you by Van Holten's Chocolates & Fudge, creating memories one piece of candy at a time!
Tune in for Shawn & Sue's Birthday Club every weekday morning at 6:45AM and listen for your name as we un down all of our listen…
Ocean County Kids Have Fun; Parents Get A Break
I wrote a few weeks ago about the rise of summer camps for adults.  But now I'm going back to basics, wondering if you'll be sending your kids to a sleep-away camp.  It seems like it could be a win-win.  Children keep their minds and bodies active, and parents get a break fr…

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