An Important Study Changed Kids Academic Abilities in 24 Hours

PARENTS, this one’s important. As I was researching another topic, I came across the story of Jane Elliott, a 3rd grade teacher, and an amazing lesson that she led students through after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Odds are this lesson would not be permitted these days due to the childrens’ age and the Read more…

Neighborhood kids. They’re good for something!

I relied on neighborhood kids to get my daily entertainment when I was growing up. My parents had one car, so being taxied around wasn’t an option. For me, it was either foot or bike to get where I needed to go. Fortunately, my street had a handful of kids and I had a dear Read more…

Your daughter needs to know Jen Welter.

Jen Welter is a game changer. As the first woman to coach an NFL team as an assistant coaching intern for the Arizona Cardinals, Jen Welter changed history. Since then, she’s created Grrrid Iron Girls Flag Football camp for girls ages 6-18 (the next one is in Boston on November 18) and published a new Read more…

Monday Motivation NY Marathon’s Shalane Flanagan on how she got to the top!

Shalane Flanagan became the first USA female runner to win the esteemed New York City marathon in 40 years. We’ve been watching Shalane Flanagan for years, so it’s great to hear her perspective on what it takes to make it to the top.  We love that she recognizes that preparation is more than just the Read more…

Monday Motivation October 23, 2017

We hear this in many different variations — let’s get our kids more comfortable being uncomfortable. Take chances, make mistakes, learn throughout the process. Childhood is a time for experimentation. For trying new things and building resilience. Celebrate when kids work toward a goal or try something that may be out of reach.