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Don’t forget to play | The Happy + Healthy Life

My sweet and thoughtful friend Amanda tagged me in a Facebook post of a simple sketch of two swings. At the bottom...

A sincere apology | Mark’s Remarks

I was talking to a person a while back about a little run-in they’d had with another person. It was a misunderstanding,...

Working, dreaming and longing | Mark’s Remarks

I just saw a commercial for Folger’s coffee. It depicts a little boy putting his small change into a coffee can. On...

Preschool and eighth grade math | Mark’s Remarks

Every year when little ones get ready to go to kindergarten, we hear stories of kindergarten screenings.  When I was at the...

Settled stomachs and big plans | Mark’s Remarks

I once wrote a column called “Warm Stomachs” in which I talked about how the Christmas season feels.  Summer vacation looms as...

Vengeance | Mark’s Remarks

High school years are often looked at with rose-colored glasses, as is much of our childhood.  That is, if we choose to...

Fog | Mark’s Remarks

When does our brain start to experience fog warnings? I am amazed at how quickly I’m forgetting things. I used to be...

The Happy + Healthy Life|Get up offa that thing!

Whether you exercise or not, you can’t deny the benefits of moving your body. It improves your mood, reduces stress, increases your...

Performance parenting | Mark’s Remarks

Parenting is a tough job.   When your kids are nearing adulthood, you tend to look back and wonder...

The price of good beds and backs | Mark’s Remarks

How many of us remember actually looking forward to sleeping on the floor? Anyone? It was fun to sleep on a couch...

The longest month |Mark’s Remarks

Every year around this time,  teachers start to repeat tired old sayings like “We still have a month of school left! May...

Mark’s Remarks | I’m bored

I have a sign on my classroom door that says “It’s OK to be bored sometimes.” It’s not because I’m a boring...

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