Tag Archives: summer

Get Kids (Learning) Playing


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 28, 2014 Many parents look forward to children’s vacations from school but each summer also brings dread. What do you do when the kids finally utter the first ‘I’m bored’? Boredom can be so … Continue reading

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How Not To Have A One-Year-Old’s Birthday Party


Have you ever offered to help a friend in need and then been terribly sorry later? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 10, 2013 Lacey, one of the mothers in my Parents Anonymous group, announced her son Paul’s birthday party … Continue reading

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Jackie’s Long List of Chores


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 20, 2012 Chores teach lifelong skills and values that cannot be bought. TIPS The word ‘Chore’ can be changed to: Duty, Task, Obligation, Service, Work, Toil, Job or Responsibility. Pick a word! Simply changing … Continue reading

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From Scary Stories to a Cello


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 7, 2012 After eight years of attending college my twenty-six-year-old daughter Katie returned to begin her career in art. She looks and sounds the same and acts the same but she has settled down … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Bucket List


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 7, 2012 Have you looked back to see if there was anything remaining in your or the kids’ summer bucket lists? Think about it quickly because Labor Day is almost here. Next you get … Continue reading

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Not Enough Dessert (Summer) to Go Around


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 7, 2012 If your children didn’t do everything they planned for summer, don’t worry. There will be more summers in the foreseeable future. Think of summer as the dessert culminating a long feast; August … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire, Into the Frying Pan


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 12, 2012 Parents Anonymous has provided parent support groups all over New Jersey for many years. I attended every single week because it helped me learn what was normal in certain age ranges, what … Continue reading

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A Change of Scenery


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 3, 2012 When children are in one spot too long they get antsy— restless. There is no school, their friends are all busy and it’s too hot to be outdoors for long. Before you … Continue reading

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