February 24, 2018

Sayonara to Summer

waterslide mom

By Ann Van De Water   It’s that time of year again.  Yep, back to school time.   What? The 100 plus degree temperatures and early August date fooled you?  Don’t get me started on the bizarre calendar of Rescue School District where my kids attend school. Seriously, come on and rescue me.    It… Read more

Olympic Spirit


By Ann Van De Water Like most people, I have been watching a lot of the Olympics this week.  The physical skills and athletic feats are inspiring.  The individual stories of the athletes, the family support, and the team spirit are heartwarming.  The patriotic exhibitions, national anthems, and flag waving are a wonderful mosaic of… Read more

Olympic Titles for Kids of All Ages


By Julie Samrick In anticipation of the 2012 Games, here are some books with Olympic themes for every reader in your family.   How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals What does it take to earn 8 gold medals? Michael Phelps takes us inside his world: Napping away three summer vacations? Eating… Read more

Young U.S. Swimmers Hope for Gold…And Tattoos

olympics tattoo

There’s been a growing trend in tattoos in the past decade- Not just reserved for bikers, it seems more people from all walks of life  have them.  This recent story in The New York Times discusses the plan many 2012 Olympic athletes have of getting the Olympic rings indelibly marked on their bodies- their only… Read more

Meet 10 College Students Headed to the 2012 Summer Olympics

Emma Coburn

Here are 10 young athletes who have earned coveted spots at the London Olympics all while also cracking the books at college.  Read more about their lives and where they go to school.