Parenting can be a real pain

I’m sitting here writing this to you with a heating pad on my neck. Yes, my neck hurts. Yes, I blame the snow. Actually, it wasn’t technically the snow but a combination of overexerted muscles due to shoveling that darn snow and lifting my daughter’s ridiculously heavy and awkward carrier car seat. Can anyone relate? Ugh! My arms were so sore after shoveling last week’s snow that I used other muscles (I’m not sure how my neck got involved but it really hurts) to put my daughter’s car seat … [Read more...]

Shake off the winter blues at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Reading Comes Alive With Yoga Fridays, February 14, 21 & 28 Ages 4-5 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Story Room Register all children attending. Children are reading, absorbing the story, doing yoga poses, and exercising their body and brain muscles at once. This method of whole child learning stimulates academic curiosity and presents a fresh and integrative dimension to a class. Online registration begins one week prior to each session. Favorite Things Family Time Thursday, February … [Read more...]

Warm up with great activities this winter at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at Rochester Hills Public Library. All youth programs are funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library.  Registration is online. Each child who registers for library programs must have his or her own library card and be a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township. Confirmation numbers are required at the door.  See the Schedule of Events on our website at … [Read more...]

Simple Tips for a Productive Summer

Most of us want summer to be relaxed, carefree and fun, but often we feel just as stressed out as the rest of the year. The best way I've found to maximize the openness of the vacation weeks is by putting a little thought into the time management of your days off. Often, we find the most satisfaction in accomplishing something, so by planning the ways you'll be productive, you can actually feel more relaxed overall. Trying a few of these simple steps can help even the busiest of families embrace … [Read more...]