by Meredith (USA) | Aug 9, 2013 | Childhood, Competition, Education, Exercise, Family, Health, Kids, Life Balance, Life Lesson, Maternal Health, Motherhood, Music, Parenting, School, Sports, Stress, USA, World Motherhood, Younger Children, Youth Programs
The air is slowly starting to get a bit cooler and the days a bit shorter (well, maybe not in Texas…but I know it is in some parts of the world), and I know it can only mean that fall will be soon approaching. Fall approaching in the Northern Hemisphere also means school starting, schedules to follow, and the onset of after school activities.
I don’t know how it is in your part of the globe, but here in Texas, some children start playing tackle football from the time they can walk (it seems). If they aren’t playing football, then they are playing year round baseball and look like mini major league players. A few months ago, I was talking to a mom of a girl in my son’s grade and she was telling me that both her girls are in ballet two times a week, gymnastics one day a week, one takes piano and the other takes violin lessons. And the same daughter who takes violin lessons, gymnastics and ballet also has to swim four days a week at 7:30 pm at night to be able to compete on the swim team. Her daughter is only going into second grade!!! (more…)
Meredith finds it difficult to tell anyone where she is from exactly! She grew up in several states, but mainly Illinois. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana which is also where she met her husband. She taught kindergarten for seven years before she adopted her son from Guatemala and then gave birth to her daughter two years leter. She moved to Lagos, Nigeria with her husband and two children in July 2009 for her husband's work. She and her family moved back to the U.S.this summer(August 2012) and are adjusting to life back in the U.S. You can read more about her life in Lagos and her adjustment to being back on her blog: We Found Happiness.
by World Moms Blog | Oct 22, 2011 | Family, India, Motherhood, Saturday Sidebar, Susie Newday, Tara B.
This week’s Saturday Sidebar Question comes from Eva Fannon, the World Moms Blog Saturday Sidebar Editor. She’s been enjoying some lovely autumn weather in the Pacific Northwestern U.S. and asked our writers,
“What hemisphere do you live in and what is your favorite autumn or spring memory (respective to your hemisphere) as a kid?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
Susie Newday of Israel writes:
“I live in the northern hemisphere. I loved the fall foliage and the changing colors.”
Jenna Farelyn of North Carolina, USA writes:
“I live in the Northern hemisphere and my favorite childhood memory from autumn is trick or treating with my family on Halloween. We didn’t do anything special, but it was one of the few traditions we had around holidays.”
MultitaskingMumma of Ontario, Canada writes:
“I live in the Northern Hemisphere and my favourite childhood memory about fall was bundling up and going to cut wood with my dad. It meant breakfast out and quality time.” (more…)
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