Familiarities and funnies

It’s funny how familiar things trigger smiles, even giggles and excitement, in a little one. The DVD featuring my daughter’s 2010 dance recital has become a mainstay at our house since it arrived earlier this month. Some performances are played more than...

Moms with a view

Have you heard? More importantly, will you watch? CBS announced last week that it will present a new daytime talk show co-hosted by celebrity moms starting this fall. It will take the place of the long-running soap opera “As the World Turns,” whose final...

Stay safe in the water

Country singer Brad Paisley’s hit “Water” talks about the fun one can have in the water. In his case, it was “an inflatable pool full of dad’s hot air/ I was 3 years old splashing everywhere/ and so began my love affair with water,”...

Let’s move — or just dance

Dance is a part of my family throughout the school year with my daughter studying ballet and tap dancing. While we’ve taken a break this summer from dance classes, the toe tapping, twirling and funky movements haven’t stopped. In fact, they’ve picked...

How much activity is too much?

Andy Rooney’s column in Saturday’s Republican-Herald edition wasn’t the only thing that inspired a blog. A comic by Jeff Stahler on that same page (Page 10 if you want to go back and take a look) also got me thinking about all-things kiddom. The...