Nov 11 2014

Dear Parents: Sitting Still Is Killing Our Kids

Get Off Your Ass And Get Out There

by: Sharon DeVellis

child angry about change

There is an infamous story in our house about an epic meltdown by my youngest son because I made him walk home from school in a snow storm. In all fairness, it was an unusually bad storm with the snow two-feet deep by the time school ended for the day. And to be fair, the snow was more like ice pellet shots to the face than gentle flakes. Plus, he was little –in Senior Kindergarten at the time – which made it hard to walk in all his snow gear; sort of like a miniature Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, minus the smiling face but with all the anger and destruction.

Oct 24 2014

Social Media Overload: My Amish Rant Part 2

Say Hello To A Real Life Social Platform

by: Sharon DeVellis

I swear this will be my last social media rant for a very long time.

If you’re online as much as I am, you’ve probably heard about Ello, the NEW MUST-HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM IF YOU’RE NOT ON IT YOU’RE MISSING OUT ZOMG.

Oct 16 2014

What To Do With Your Race Medals?

How Your Medal Can Make A Difference

by: Sharon DeVellis

I believe there should be scores in soccer and that every kid shouldn’t get a medal for just showing up.

For the record, I’m cool with participation ribbons.

So it’s ironic that I’m left wondering what to do with the medals from all the races I take part in, medals I don't even want.

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Sharon is a Common Sense Parent which is somewhere in between being free-range and helicopter. She believes in being active as a family and eating well 85% of the time. The other 15% is for the days when she's PMSing and then all bets are off. So far her parenting style has worked wonders for her two boys who astound her on a daily basis but that's not to say she doesn't have time to totally screw it up. She can't teach you how to keep your house clean while balancing a job and motherhood but if you're a mom who's struggling to figure it out, you've found your tribe.

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