Reading is Fundamental!

I’m sure I’m showing my age but who else remembers the RIF* “Reading is Fundamental” commercials on TV in the 70s/80s?  “Once a child learns to read, the world becomes an open book!” I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on:  Nancy...

Teen Girls and Nutrition

This is such a huge subject and it’s not likely to hit everything in one post but I want to open the discussion since the topic has been swirling around since…forever.  I finally decided to write about it because I’ve now talked with two friends whose...

Teens Need ZZZZZZZZs

This week, I encountered two music students who were not their usual “on-the-ball selves” during their private lessons.  After observing them make a few mistakes that they normally wouldn’t make and a whole lot of yawning, I asked each girl if she was...