Parenting Posts

Judy-isms trains

Riding the Metro-North to Run Errands

My 7-year old son is ub-sessed with all things trains. They can be subway cars or railroad trains, he doesn’t discriminate.…

Judy-isms technology

Teaching Responsible Technology – Should a 7-Year Old Have His Own Cell Phone?

Originally posted on Moms Magazine — The other day my 7-year old son got off the camp bus and told me…

Judy-isms bike riding

Conquering the Fear and Celebrating the Milestone

Originally posted on Moms Magazine — One of the biggest achievements in a child’s life is conquering the fear of something…

Judy-isms Trains

Superman of the Subway – An Extreme Random Act of Kindness

It was a normal journey home from school yesterday for Jack and me. We walked to the subway station with…

Judy-isms Ryan Lochte

A Swim with an Olympian

Today I was the parent who used her kid to meet a celebrity. This wasn’t a Hollywood movie star celebrity;…

Judy-isms snowstorm

How to Walk Home from School in a Snowstorm…with Your Gloves On

In Texas the saying goes, “if you don’t like the weather just wait 30 minutes and it will change.” Of…

Judy-isms polar vortex

When the Polar Vortex Comes to Visit…and Your Child Gets Sick

Rarely do I read posts on other friend’s Facebook walls that make me laugh out loud, but the other day…

Judy-isms kindergartner

Help! My Kindergartner Can Write and Spell!

You know the struggle you experience when you need to leave the house in order to get something done, but…

Judy-isms kindergarten

The First Day of Kindergarten

  And just like that…he’s off to kindergarten. Man, I had no idea the wave of emotions that would flood…

Judy-isms swimming

Teaching Your Child to Swim While Achieving Personal Goals

At the beginning of the summer I set a goal for myself…and for Jack. I wanted him to be able…