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Previous Newsletters

April 16, 2020  Just for fun! The 7-Year Old Helping Seniors;  Growing for Good Program;  Stuck at Home! How to Volunteer Virtually! Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting  VIEW

April 9, 2020  Welcome new website; How to Go From Watching Birds to Drawing Them;  Free Harry Potter Reading and Activities;  She likes good writing and fantasy/adventure books. Any suggestions? Virtual Line Dancing for Beginners  VIEW

April 2, 2020  Making this work for another month!  Building Resiliency during COVID-19:  Self‐care for You and Your Teen;  Building Resiliency During COVID-19:  Self‐care for You and Your Baby /Toddler;  Keeping Calm and Centered During Uncertain Times – For parents of preschool and elementary school aged kids;  Helping Kids with Special Needs Cope with Anxiety around COVID-19;   Dave Ramsey: Get on The Debt Snowball Plan;  30 Ways to Save Money on Groceries;  Ask Nicole: Small Steps, Big Changes  VIEW

March 26, 2020 Looking forward! Re-evaluating Our Family Lifestyles; Let’s Support the Virtual Locals; Quick Info on Zoom; Virtual Spring Camps VIEW

March 19, 2020 We’re All In a New Paradigm; Re-Evaluating Our Family Lifestyles; Local Heroes; Zoom Info; Suki: Temporary Homeschooling Tips from the World’s Most Reluctant Homeschooler; Homeschool Mama to Temporary Homeschooler; Spring Camps; Explore Private and Parochial Schools VIEW

March 12, 2020 Find the Pony! It’s a Famliar Old Message: “Wash Your Hands;” How Giving Up Sugar Super Charged My Brain; Spring Camps; Kid Power: Stay Safe in Your Imagination; How to Decode Your Aloof Teen Boy; 10 Nonfiction Books that Humanize Mathematics; Family Events; VIEW

March 5, 2020 Kindergarten – This September or Next; Ask Nicole: Kids Need Opportunities, Skills and Recognition; Movies, Music and Art; Fun Events VIEW

February 27, 2020 Gadgets! Family and Gadgets; Take this Math Story to Class; Local Moms’ Remedies for the Dreaded Poison Oak; Family Events VIEW

February 20, 2020 Feeling A Little Lonely? Loneliness/Hands Connection; Anti-Depressant Microbes in Soil; How Soil Makes Your Brain Happy; The First List of Anti-Depressant Foods Restructures the “Standard” American Diet; The Art and Benefits of Hand Embroidery; Family Events; The Lunatic Farmer: Loneliness VIEW

February 13, 2020 The Most Loved Word; Sweet Thoughts on Love! A Foodie Love Story; Family Events; Seniors on the Brink of Adulthood VIEW

February 6, 2020 Celebrate Migration; Family Events; A Very Little Love Story; It Begins At Home; Drug Prevention is a Family Affair; Ask Nicole: Raising Children with Special Needs; VIEW

January 30, 2020 “If School Could Be Like Camp;” Cardboard Re-imagined; Family Events; In the Heights VIEW

January 23, 2020 Kids, Our Pathway to New Friends; Questions Work; We’re All in the Same Boat Now; Family Events; Learning to Read Is Easy, or SHOULD Be; Family Opera, Massenet’s “Cinderella” VIEW

January 16, 2020 Have a Good Story? Please Share Your Stories; A Renewed Romance; Family Events; How Will New Laws Affect You? The Most Powerful Family Ritual… The Bedtime Story; Moms Recommend Board Games for 3 Year Olds VIEW

January 9, 2020 What’s the BIG Parenting Plan? Family Events; Bike Theft; NAMI: Ending the Silence; A Silent Tragedy; Message from a Teacher VIEW

January 2, 2020 Forget All Those Resolutions; Choose One! Ask Nicole: January Is Positive Parenting Month; Running with Sherman, A Donkey with the Heart of a Hero; Parent Workshops VIEW

December 26, 2019 New Year, Craving Tamales, Elephant Seal Walks, Wreaths for the Birds, Winter Day Camps, Fun Events, VIEW

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