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Latest Posts by Cynthia Chandler-Snell
August 31, 2012
The other day I went back-to-school-shopping with my seven and eight year-olds. While I think they were happy to get cool new sneakers, their enthusiasm faded as we moved towards school supplies like folders, paper, pens and pencils. It didn’t take long before I could see the look of “Can we just get this over with?” written on their faces.
August 24, 2012
Parents are packing their students’ belongings and preparing to send them off to college. It is a time of mixed emotions. The excitement of stocking their new dorm room with linens, towels, lamps, hangers, and even a mini-fridge is likely in contrast with knowing that a season in your family’s life is ending. It is certainly a time for reflection and thought. Some of this “thought” should be towards packing up what is now a standard issue item for college students: a notebook (laptop) computer.
July 2, 2012
We’ve all seen news reports about the recent devastation of the Colorado wildfires destroying tens of thousands of acres of land, hundreds of homes and leaving many families faced with rebuilding their lives. It’s a situation in which no one wants to find themselves.A large part of the United States has seen record high temperatures in the past few weeks. With the 4th of July around the corner, now is the perfect time for some reminders about how to stay safe in hot weather.
May 7, 2012
As an avid runner, I enjoy warm summer days when I can lace up my shoes and go for a jog through my neighborhood. I also enjoy the longer hours of sunshine, and watching the neighborhood kids taking advantage of the extra daylight with games of dodge ball, football, or street hockey. But it also scares me a little because I know there are many times that kids go chasing after a ball and forget to look for oncoming traffic.