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June 18, 2019

  In recent years there's been an extraordinary rise in the popularity of coloring books aimed at adults.  Marketing efforts tout the relaxing and meditative effects of coloring, while critics scoff at it's childishness.  But for some of us, the  link to activities we...

June 14, 2019

 

   While Father's Day doesn't have a sad history quite like Mother's Day, its story does contain some controversy. Sonora Smart Dodd and her five siblings were raised by their father after their mother passed away. In 1909 Dodd, who lived in Spokane, Washington,...

May 29, 2019

 

Last week we discussed ways to help ease your child into summer break.  This week we go one step further and look at ways to help your child handle change of any kind.  Even those of us who've been around for decades still struggle with change occasionally so, imagin...

May 25, 2019

  As adults, many of us reminisce wistfully about summer break.  We remember the excitement of the last day of school, and the joy with which we imagined the seemingly endless days of sun and fun stretching out ahead of us.  As we long for the freedom three months away...

May 17, 2019

 

  If you're aware of the benefits of early education chances are you've heard at least a portion of the findings of a landmark study conducted more than 50 years ago.  The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project showed children who attend at least part-time preschool enjo...

  If this past Sunday held true to form it was one of the busiest and most lucrative days of the year for U.S.  flower shops and phone companies.  Since 1914, Americans have dedicated the second Sunday in May to their mother.  A  few short years later greeting card com...

 

While my freshman year of high school is mostly a blur, memories of the hours spent in Mr. D's math class 30 years ago stay with me in vivid color.  Mr. D didn't just teach math;  He immersed himself in it, reveled in it, and found a way to infuse the subject with jo...

November 27, 2018

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  Get in on the magic that is Kid Time's Polar Express event! This year's holiday extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 15th and 16th.  While planning is well u...

September 5, 2018

 

   A recent headline naming Medford among the worst cities in which to raise a family has caused a great deal of controversy and discussion. Many factors landed Medford on that list.  Some would argue the characterization is unfair (we don’t have high rates of v...

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