Dear Crabby, What was your First Column about?

Dear Crabby, What was your First Column about? Sincerely, New Reader   Dear New Reader, I assume you mean you're a new reader to my column and not a new reader in general, but if you are, you're in luck because I don't use big words and my grammar is atrocious (oops, there's a big word). Either way, you've come to the right place to get all the news you really need - at least that's how I feel - here at The Community Edge (my column being number one!). I had to do some … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Keep My Kids Busy During the Summer?

Dear Crabby, HELP! School is out this week and I am dreading the chorus of ‘Mom. I’m boooored,’ I’m sure to hear on the first day of summer vacation. Any thoughts of how I can keep my kids occupied over the next few months? Thanks! Wendy Wornout Dear Wendy Wornout, I’m sure after nine months with your kids (and thousands of others) any teacher reading your question is laughing while printing out a boarding pass for their upcoming Caribbean cruise. Of course, back in my day the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How should I keep the kids busy during summer vacation?

Dear Crabby, How should I keep the kids busy during summer vacation? Thanks, Summer Thyme Dear Ms. Thyme, Seems as though this question comes up in one form or another every summer, and boy are you getting a jump on it. Usually, half way into summer vacation, parents are frazzled and kids are driving them crazy. I’m a firm believer that if you have children, you must accept 18 years of frazzlement and craziness. Perhaps you’re a planner and just need good advice. You are correct in … [Read more...]