Monthly Archives: December 2015

Grandparents Rule!

In a recent post I talked about the various reasons for grandparents to be involved in their grandchildren lives. My niece sent me some articles from The West Valley View Newspaper that serves Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson, Arizona, that speaks just to that topic. They describe how the West Valley cities proclaimed […]

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Pregnant with Possibilities

Pregnant with Possibilities This information regarding what babies learn in utero comes from www.babycentre.co.uk. I read the article in October of 2015 and was so excited to read about what I completely have always believed. It begins by stating that “You womb is a sensory playground for your baby and from about ten weeks she […]

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Educational Diversity From Jo

According to Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour, “There are endless possibilities if you just step outside yourself a little bit”. I think we can use this quote to support the fact that we need to find new, diverse ways to deliver education. To me it helps me think about creating […]

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Grandparents rule!

Hello there, I have been thinking a lot about the role grandparents play in the lives of families today. For many years we became somewhat separated from our immediate families due to a variety of reasons- jobs, life style choices and numerous other issues. But, I am seeing more of a trend today for families […]

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Pregnant With Possobilities

This question, “Will my baby learn anything in the womb?” has elicited a wide variety of answers and has evolved considerably over time. Back in 1960 and 1963 when I was pregnant, there were not many, including doctors, who believed that learning occurred in the womb and actually they believed the very notion was foolish.All […]

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Balance

I’ve been thinking about all the stressors we have in our everyday lives- those things that are either too much to do or there is too little time to do it all in. There are the usual ones like family-do you have children, should you have children, and what about their education? How about parents? […]

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Parents compare babies to their ultrasound pics

  Does your little one look like their ultrasound photo? I never thought my kids did much, but technology has come such a long way in recent years that parents are now comparing side-by-side shots of their babies before and after birth. Take a look at some of the photos our BabyCenter Community members sent in […]

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Grandparents Rule!

Hi there, I have decided to be somewhat preachy today because I am pretty concerned, not only about the quality of our education, but about the values and expectations we have for children. We have such a resource for teaching how we want our children to turn out in our grandparents. We may be older, […]

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Pregnant with Possibilities

 I am in the process of developing a survey regarding issues in education that need to be addressed and I want you to be a part of this process. Maybe you have been pregnant for five minutes and you are tossing your cookies a lot and why should you be bothered with a survey about […]

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Thoughts from Jo

For me the world just seems to get more overwhelming everyday and I wonder if I can ever say or do anything that might bring about change. After all, I am just a senior citizen who is retired and living a nice quiet life and what could I do that would help or bring about […]

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