Written by author Sandra Magsamen.
When I was a little girl on Christmas mornings, whichever sister woke up first would wake up the other four sisters. We then lined up at our parents’ bedside to wake them up so we could all see if Santa had come. My father would rub his eyes, pull his legs out of bed, and put his feet on the cold floor to begin his journey downstairs to check. My mother wrapped her robe around herself asking, “I wonder if Santa came?” My sisters and I were firm believers in Santa. When my father finally hollered from the living room, “OK, you can come down now,” we all ran down the stairs, thrilled to see the lights twinkling on the tree and the mounds of brightly colored packages. We would each pause for a second to take in the magic of the moment.
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It’s Election Day!
Men and women have been fighting for years to make sure we all have a voice. Make sure you use yours by getting out today and voting. Make sure your children learn to use their voices.
A recent survey of 2,000 parents and 500 teachers by
Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind Sesame Street, found that
both parents and teachers are worried that today’s kids are living in a world
that comes up short on kindness.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Curious
George; who – as we’ve come to know him and his adventures – has managed
countless escapes from those who were subjected to his shenanigans. What most
people don’t know is that the creators made an escape more daring than any of the
monkey’s mischief put together.