July 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on July 14, 2010

Tweet I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do. And that enable you to laugh at life’s realities. -Dr. Seuss

Let Them Swing

by Patrick on July 13, 2010

Tweet Next time you’re sitting on the playground, take a minute to watch your child swing. There is a lot going on behind the seemingly simple movement. Swinging requires a precise coordination between the mind and body. Even more important it requires balance. Theses exact skills learned on the playground are needed in the classroom. […]

Tweet Teenagers invited over for a sleepover on Wish Avenue were often surprised by the unconventional way my ma chose to wake us up. At about 9 o’clock in the morning, she’d  turn the vacuum on high and place it on the Spanish tile right outside the door to our bedrooom. When we’d stumble out of bed to turn it off, we’d often […]

Tweet Last week I had the opportunity to spend five delicious days with my four-year old niece. She came from San Diego to L.A, to participate in my annual summer camp called Camp N’Vision. She is a precocious little something with a lot of spunk and pizzazz. She is as dainty as a cupcake overflowing with lots of […]

How to Unlock Potential

by Melissa on July 5, 2010

Tweet Cesar’s Story It was September in North Las Vegas when I met Cesar for the first time. The heat was so intense that we’d be dripping with sweat at 8 o’clock in the morning. It was his second time in second grade. The day before school, 3 different teachers came to warn me about […]

Tweet Its July and some of your kids got out of school last week while others are moving into their second week of vacation. This is a great time to have your kids write a note to their teachers celebrating them for something that they did this past year. These fabulous little notes from you […]