Marker Recycling With Crayola ColorCycle

About a year ago our school joined the Crayola ColorCycle program, a sustainability initiative designed to repurpose dried out markers – which are abundant in a school setting. (Especially kindergarten: “Put the lids back on the markers, boys and girls!” is one of those refrains I wish I had prerecorded. Along with “Fingers out of […] Read more…

Ep 44: Jessica Lahey on Kids and The Gift of Failure

Jessica Lahey, teacher, mom and bestselling author of The Gift of Failure, is here with tons of advice to help our kids become independent and thrive! We cover homework, bullying, rewards, parent/teacher relationships, the importance of free play and her surprise endorsement from Kristen Bell! Jessica also gives us a sneak peek at the fascinating […] Read more…

8 Tips for Talking To Kids About Vaping

Despite the dangers of vaping, it still continues to be a problem especially in middle and high schools. What can parents do to make sure their children don’t get involved with vaping?   Vinay Saranga M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and offers these eight tips: Show Proof: Many times, kids are unaware of the dangers […] Read more…

Ep 42: Money Talk with Kelley Keehn

Financial educator Kelley Keehn is here answering questions about RESPs, online baking safety, why she won’t ask us to make a budget, shopaholic strategies, how to talk money with partners and kids and more. Kelley Keehn’s website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter For more information or to purchase Kelley’s book Talk Money To Me: Save Well, […] Read more…

My Top 10 Posts of 2019

It’s time for the annual countdown of my most-read blog posts of the year! Note that these are posts that were actually published in 2019 (not older posts that happened to get high traffic), and I eliminated giveaways, links to my TV segments and podcast episode shownotes (though my interviews with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and […] Read more…

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