Guest Post: For The Love of Books

*This is a guest post by Melanie Milburn. One of my favorite things to do is read to children. Books are a wonderful way to introduce children to new things. Books can spark a child’s imagination, they help children develop language, and expand their vocabularies. When choosing stories for young children remember that shorter is… Read More »

Guest Post: Editing The Classics: Is it Ethical?

Note from Callista: I do not claim to agree or disagree with the following guest post. I am offering it to spark conversation among my readers. Thanks to Rachel for the guest post and My Blog Guest for putting us together. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Political correctness has permeated and dictated personal and professional interaction for too few… Read More »

Author Guest Post: Leadership at Work: Communicate and Connect the Dots

There are ways of expressing ourselves to get points across and there are ways to create lots of noise and buzz. Right now, in our stimulus addicted society buzz seems to win.Think Charlie Sheen! Hey women, listen up! We know how to talk together and resolve issues. We are not prone to punch each other… Read More »

Guest Review: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

While not intended to be a parenting manual, Yale Law School professor Amy Chua’s memoir, focusing on her trials and travails of mothering, is sure to go down in infamy. Having generated a considerable amount of controversy, Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother details, and, in some cases, promotes, an extremely strict parenting style… Read More »

Article: Keys to Remembering What You Read

This article is referring to students remembering what they read in school but is good advice for adults trying to retain information as well. I thought it was good advice and I wanted to share. © Ann K. Dolin, M.Ed. Used with Permission. I recently read a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal about… Read More »

Guest Post: Reading for a Happily Ever After

© Flickr User Newton Free Library One of the things parents should never underestimate is the value of a good bedtime story. Despite the busy schedules most families now are forced to keep, it is important that parents still try to set aside a regular bedtime schedule for their children, which includes a ten to… Read More »

Guest Post: How to Tell If Your Family Is Out-of-Control…and How to Fix It If It Is

This post is by Scott Gale, author of Your Family Constitution: Is my family out-of-control? Are my kids more challenging, my circumstances more difficult, or my mental wiring more loose than my neighbors, friends and colleagues’? Greg, a Southern California teacher and father of two, wrestled with these questions every day. He became convinced that… Read More »