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pj-stuart's picture
Sep.05.2009
  Back to school time has come again to our big cities, quaint little towns and cozy rural areas all over the nation. By the Tuesday after Labor Day our neighborhoods become a little less chaotic; the mall is dead from Monday to Friday, many movie theaters stop their matinee showings and the...
cheryl-kaye-tardif's picture
Sep.02.2009
For many parents, September means one thing: it's back to school time! And that single realization can bristle, stress out and frustrate even the most organized parents. Some even sink into a temporary depression--the "Back to School Blues". But there's help for you. Really. It's all in...
stephanie-heuer's picture
Aug.10.2009
Today I started getting ready for school starting again. That moment when suddenly summer seems to be slipping away, rapidly and we clutch to warm moments, and the smell of barbecue and secret sauces. I'm heading back to a job, at least, lucky for that, grateful that the slashes in and budget cuts...
mary-allison-tierney's picture
Jul.01.2009
Lying. This is a biggie for me, being a child of divorce with abandonment issues. I can handle most any kid related screw up but lying. The phone didn't ring, allowing me to sleep until 5 AM when I woke with a start. I knew the second my eyes were open that he had not called. I grabbed my phone...
cynthia-brian's picture
Apr.23.2009
“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” Bob Hope An organization that matches volunteers with charities contacted me this week to find out if Be the Star You Are!® is bombarded with people wanting to volunteer since the economic downturn. One of the...
kate-marshall's picture
Apr.16.2009
I came across an old friend yesterday while flipping through a poetry collection, an old friend that got me through some dark  years. I had my share of angst as a teen - not sure who I was, what I was doing,  or even why I was at all.  When I was about sixteen I discovered this Emily Dickinson poem...
jeanne-powell's picture
Apr.15.2009
Girls Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides year-round academic enrichment and skill building programs, as well as counseling services to the participants and their families.  This organization has adopted a youth-based mentoring approach by incorporating and focusing on girls’ ideas and...
kim-michele-richardson's picture
Apr.08.2009
... And what I'd like to share with yours. With prom season, school graduations etc. just around the corner, and as the parent of a teen, I felt it was important to share. Today, my sixteen-year-old daughter's school was surrounded by EMTs, police and fire fighters. A helicopter hovered above the...
shana-mclean-moore's picture
Mar.20.2009
My friends and I have finally entered the thankless years of parenting, where we hand over our whole heart, calendar, and wallet to our children, but no longer see much in the way of cooing, cuddles or even the color of their eyes - from all that eye rolling - in return. And with all the talk...
jeanne-powell's picture
Feb.28.2009
When I went to Barnes & Noble in Jack London Square to hear Susan Taylor speak about mentoring, I had the opportunity to learn about Cinnamongirl, Inc., an Oakland nonprofit founded by Renee Richard-Smith.    Cinnamongirl, Inc. serves to inspire and empower girls of Latina American and African...