My family loves music. We often play music while cooking or doing chores. We share new music with each other as well as our bluntly honest opinions.
Music is the soundtrack of my life: Singing “Them There Eyes” to JJ when he was a baby. Dancing like crazy with Jeff to Outkast’s “Bombs Over Baghdad (B.O.B.)” in high school. Family road trips singing Journey/Coldplay/Beyonce medleys. Jeff telling me that the lyrics to Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” do not, in fact, include: “telepath is human nature.” Some of my favorite memories play in my head with a musical accompaniment.
During the holiday season, travel picks up as folks get more time off from work and look forward to spending time with family and friends. What’s better than being with the ones you love? Not wearing out your welcome with the ones you love. Read on for five helpful tips to make sure that your time spent as a houseguest is enjoyable for both you and your host.
Star Wars is a classic film.
And with the upcoming JJ Abrams directed version of Star Wars, a new version will be introduced to a younger generation. My son, JJ, has excitedly followed the new film’s production progress since he first heard about it.
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When you were younger, did you have that one auntie or uncle who always wanted you to teach them the latest dances that “the kids” were doing? Or, maybe that was your mom or dad?
Well, I’ve become that person.
Me trying to get JJ to take a picture with me a few years ago.
JJ was never the kind of kid to say sweet things to me when he was small. No “You’re so pretty, mommy” or passionate declarations of his love for me. No smothering me with hugs or showering me with kisses.
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Talking to your children about sex. No parent wants to do it. If it was between that and a root canal, you wouldn’t believe how many parents would consider a trip to the dentist. Parents don’t want to think that their sons & daughters are interested in sex and kids may worry that parents will think they are perverts for asking questions.
How I’ve missed y’all! And since summer is a not-so-distant memory, here’s a Son & Sun style round-up list.
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1. Latch by Disclosure (ft. Sam Smith) and West Coast by Lana Del Rey were my summer JAAAAAMS! And they’re still not stale and old for me. Of course you are welcome to disagree but, seriously, why would you??
2. When I say tablet, I mean something different from what everyone else does. I’m mean the one you write in with a pen or pencil. And everyone else…well, you know.
by Deej Sharp
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A Teacher’s Take on Technology
It is undeniable that technology has changed the way students learn, and in turn it has changed the world of education as a whole. Textbook companies now offer online textbooks, individual teachers have websites where students can find the class notes for the day, and even some elementary school students take online courses rather than going to a traditional school.
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But Is It Fun, Though?
by Deej Sharp
Well-meaning friends with no background in education love to offer me professional advice. My favorite is the ever reoccurring, “But have you tried to make learning fun?” My sarcastic instincts want to answer, “Of course not! I love boring my students to absolute tears – beat them over the head with the rubber hose of boredom, actually.” But I don’t answer that way, because that would be un-Christian of me.
But now, in the tradition of stating the obvious, I want to remind you parents out there – who already know a thing or two about teaching – to make summer learning fun. Here are some quick and dirty tips to keep in mind when looking for activities to involve your child in:
I realized that the We Love It Wednesday series has fallen off. Not cool! With the addition of my new social media job, I haven’t quite figured out the best way to balance things. But I’m hanging in there!
And, of course I still love stuff. Apparently, I’m just not writing about it (ugh!). SO…here are a few things that my family is excited about or looking forward to this week.