Throughout the years, I’ve had many opportunities to talk to parents about how to teach their children about their bodies. Most parents think it is fun to teach how the heart beats or why their kids’ muscles get tired when they run. But as soon as I suggest they start talking to their kids about reproductive anatomy, these same parents run for the door. Why is this? I’ve found that there are three main reasons: [Read more…]
I am so happy to see the beginning of a new year because it feels like an opportunity to start over. I’m not very good at creating a list of New Year’s resolutions, but I always have a few goals in mind that I want to accomplish in the new year or challenges I’d like to address. [Read more…]
The holidays are the most special time of the year for my family. So much so, that I begin planning for it the summer before the holiday. One thing I begin thinking about is advent calendars. Each of our two married children and our seven grandchildren have large cloth advent calendars with little pockets for each day of the month, and throughout the fall, I look for special items to put in each pocket. I deliver the calendars to each of the families at Thanksgiving.
For us, the Christmas Eve church service signifies the beginning our family Christmas celebration. I enjoy being with family and friends and singing Christmas carols. And then I can’t wait until Christmas morning when my grandkids finally get to tear open the gifts under the tree that have been taunting them all month. This year my son is preparing Christmas dinner (with a little help from me), and our family will spend the entire day together. [Read more…]
I’ve long wanted to write a series of books that parents and children can use together to learn more about the human body and all its wonderful systems.
I’m so thankful that my dream has become real and I’m writing this post on the Anatomy for Kids website that’s launching in its full form in just a few weeks. [Read more…]
In honor of World Diabetes Day (November 14) and its focus on education and prevention, we’re sharing some important information on the disease and how to recognize its symptoms.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose the main type of sugar in the blood that provides energy. Glucose is the major source of energy needed to fuel the body’s functions. In normal functioning skeletal muscle cells, glucose cannot get inside the cell without help from a substance called insulin. [Read more…]