By teaching our children the importance of volunteerism and instilling values that promote community service, teachers, parents and caring adults have the power to inspire the next generation of America's leaders to be active members of society and give to those in need.
In January, 3-year-old Jaden Bolli, of Maple Shade, N.J. dialed 9-1-1 when his grandmother collapsed at home. The toddler had learned how to call emergency services just days before from his mother. The boy told the dispatcher that it was his grandmother's blood sugar. However, she really had suffered a stroke. Paramedics arrived in time and were able to help the woman. Bolli saved his grandma's life.
With the economy still not back to full strength, many families are looking for ways to stretch their vacation dollars this summer. One of the ways in which families are doing just that is by cutting travel costs and exploring what their own regions have to offer.
I don't know?... I guess it's a love-hate relationship I have with summer time. I mean, what's not to love? - - Great weather.... BBQ's... no schedules... no homework hassles... family vacations. In theory, it's a wonderful time of year, right?! It's what we look forward to all year long (during school).
Looking for a fun family bicycle adventure with plenty of kid-friendly pit stops? Try the Willamette River Bike Path! Below is a peek at some of Nearby Nature’s favorite places to pause along the way. A map of the entire Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System is available on the City of Eugene's website (www.eugene-or.gov).
When my daughter Sally turned 8, I bought her a new wooden canoe paddle and burned her name into the blade. With the gift came a promise: In July she and I would take a three-day canoe trip on the river that flows past our house. We hung the paddle over her bed.
Ahhh… summertime. Ninety-nine blissful days. Lemonade, barbeques, and… major stress?
<strong>Dear Nanny: I can’t believe I am writing this, but I think I am ready to start dating! Several kids and a lot of years later, what do I need to know?</strong>
“Daddy, why did the lady give you money?” asked my daughter Marie back when she was 5. We had just crossed a toll bridge and Marie was trying to make sense of the transaction at the booth.
It was midnight. Three other fathers and I were sitting around a campfire, talking, drinking illicit beer and staring into the flames. We were on a YMCA Adventure Guides camp-out. Our kids were asleep in the cabin, their marshmallow-smeared faces glued to their pillows.