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Restraint and Order | By Laura Fries
At a recent back to school night, I witnessed a teacher struggle with the just the right words to tell a parent to basically, back off. The teacher was explaining the process of an assignment, which included writing a rough draft, turning it in to the teacher, who would then provide guidance and notes in [...]
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Time Shift Your TV – Transparent | By Ann Oldenburg
A very modern, new family drama has arrived as part of the fall TV season, and this one is web-based. It’s Amazon’s original series, Transparent. All 10 episodes arrived on Friday and are available for viewing. The series is earning raves from TV critics, who say that the rich storylines, complex characters and insightful acting [...]
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Innovation Nation | By Ann Oldenburg
A new series is joining the “The CBS Dream Team, it’s Epic!” programming block on Saturday mornings. It’s titled The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation. Mo Rocca is the host. It would have been nice to just call it Innovation Nation, but CBS partnered with The Henry Ford organization and Litton Entertainment to produce the show. [...]
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Fall into Sleep | By Laura Fries
Fall is a beautiful time, full of colorful leaves, crisp juicy apples and bright round pumpkins. It’s also a time of year when all bedtime routines and sleep patterns get thrown completely out of whack. No matter what age, sleep patterns are thrown askew as the time and season changes and it is harder to [...]
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Learning how to study without 600 TC Egyptian cotton sheets | By Laura Fries
When I headed off for college, (back in the dark ages) I had a hand-me-down-comforter, bed sheets from the bottom of the linen closet, some plastic storage cubes and a half a dozen free posters given out at a local promotion. There wasn’t even such a thing as dorm room decorating budget. You moved in, you [...]
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