It's All About You
Ah February, one of my favorite months. First we have the Puppy Bowl, which was awesome this year, followed soon by the Westminster Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday, February 11th and 12th. And finally, March. You see, The Good Dog Inn is closed for the month of March so that this Innkeeper can take a break and head south to some blue water. While taking care of dogs is my number one passion, spending one month a year on a tiny island is my second. Back on April 1st, fresh and ready…Continue
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One of my favorite things about boarding dogs, besides meeting such great dogs, is meeting the owners. From every walk of life, we all share on thing in common - our love of dogs. In Sussex County Delaware there are a large number of people who have just moved to the area, many from more urban areas. Sharing a little "country" with them is a lot of fun, while also enjoying learning a little about where they came from. When The Good Dog Inn first opened, I really thought it was a novel…Continue
Added by The Good Dog Inn on January 21, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments
On a chilly Sunday afternoon this fall, my husband and I packed up the SUV, gathered our children and headed south for a much-needed family vacation. After months of waking up early each day to a packed schedule of household chores, schoolwork, soccer practices and games, meetings, and special events, we were all ready to hibernate for a few days.
To rise to the sound of our daughter’s laughter, rather than an alarm clock, was so refreshing. We spent hours bobbing up and down in rafts…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I remember sitting in the cafeteria at college and watching the three-year-old son of the resident director. He was glued to the toaster and jumped up and down with uncontrolled excitement when the toast finally reached the end of the belt, dropped suddenly, and slid out. It was so cute that college students were lining up to make toast just to see his reaction again. That scene reminds me to take delight in simple things. Somewhere in the course of years, however, a child’s fascination with…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 23, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments
Just when you think you have your home perfectly childproofed, Christmas comes along and you have to worry about wobbly trees, tiny lights, and enticing ornaments. So you leave the bottom branches bare and block the Christmas tree off with the coffee table. You put the breakable decorations up high and hope for the best. It’s pretty easy to walk into a home at Christmastime and know that small children live there. The house is decorated, but the special holiday objects are safely out of…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 22, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments
As December arrives, our minds are filled constantly with the echoes of many tasks and the fast-paced, chatter-filled world. It’s no secret that there are countless hours of gift shopping, decorating, wrapping, and get-togethers filling our calendars.
We can forget to take care of ourselves as we spend many hours taking care of others! Give yourself some “me time.” There are ways to relax that may appeal to each of us differently. In general, relaxation techniques involve focusing our…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 21, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments
When a child misbehaves at school or daycare, the teacher may send home a note or call about it. What is usually communicated are the details of your child's behavior and what the consequence at school was.
As the parent or guardian however, it is important that you see the incident from your child's point of view. Your child may have hit a child who had teased him many times. Your daughter might knock over the block tower of the child who knocked her block tower over earlier, but no…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 20, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments
I always struggle with the comments I hear this time of year.
“I just have to get Susie/Johnny the game they want, even though I don’t have the money.”
“I just got out of last year’s debt - and here we are again!”
“I just don’t know what to get these kids; they get everything all year long anyway!”
I think this season brings with it many stressors, and while we all want to give our loved ones a token of some sort to “show our love,” I always like to recommend some…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 19, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
Red Cross Skills Session
217 West State Street, Millsboro
9 am - 1 pm
millsboropubliclibrary.com • 302-934-8743
Beebe Day at the Movies
Doors open at 9 am; movies start at 10 am
Open to the public: Adults $3 and children are free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Santa’s Food Drive
Food Court, Rehoboth Mall, Route 1,…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 18, 2010 at 8:46am — No Comments
Happy holidays, everybody who reads my article! And while I’m at it, merry Christmas and happy birthday, you old Sandbox Press! Yes, Sandbox Press is one this month. Congrats to all the contributors! If you’ve missed any issues of Sandbox Press they can all be viewed online at www.Sandbox-Press.net.
For my regular readers I have to say - E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles! The birds have just blown out the Redskins and are gearing up to play the G-men on…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 18, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
Conley’s Chapel Living Nativity
Off Route 24, Lewes 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm www.conleyschurch.com
Free Family Fun Night
Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Avenue, Seaford 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Families only; no children may be dropped off 302-628-3789
Greenwood Public Library, 100 Mill St. 6:30 pm…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 17, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments
December 2010 is chock full of family events, parades, and holiday celebrations but none is quite as exciting for me as the celebration of the one-year anniversary of Sandbox Press! It has been such a fun year and I am so appreciative for all the great feedback I hear in our communities about our little paper that could. I am honored to be writing with such great Sussex County parents and professionals (one in particular, of course), and hope 2011 brings even more opportunities for us to…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 17, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
As we approach the holiday season and give gifts to our children wrapped in pretty paper and colorful bows, we need to remember one very important present only a mother can give her child: breastmilk! This month I want to focus on a few of the “gifts” or benefits of this unique nourishment made especially by you for your baby.
Your new baby will start getting the gifts of breastmilk as soon as he is put to the breast. The first milk he will get is called colostrum. This is the type of…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
“I caught a cold.” “I came down with the flu.” These common expressions are heard often this time of year. It’s no surprise that cold and flu season has arrived. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Each and every person is exposed to bacteria and viruses on a regular basis, but we don’t spend most of our time in bed with a fever. The reason is that these tiny bugs are no match to a properly functioning immune system. It’s time to give our bodies and immune systems the credit they…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 17, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
Your child gets ready for school, no doubt fussing over the clothing you have selected and struggling through all the steps of the morning routine. If they ride the bus they are probably anxious about the wait at the bus stop, getting onboard, selecting a seat, and hoping the ride to school is extra long! For the duration of the trip to school, your child is in the care of a single adult, the bus driver. Some school districts may have additional support and supervision via onboard video…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 17, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
I couldn’t believe my eyes that day in late October when I saw the first decorations stocked on the shelves of my local superstore. Within a few weeks, more and more decorations were spotted; next came the twinkling trees, and finally the music started to play. Yes, the Christmas countdown is well underway!
This is always an exciting time at schools as the kids, and yes, of course the teachers too, anxiously await holiday break. December always flies by as our days are filled with the…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
In our hectic, busy world the mere thought of cooking dinner can be a dread, let alone shopping for all of the items needed to pull off a delicious meal. Of course now shopping is supposed to be made much easier by going to one of the mega-stores, the one-stop shop.
The selection is amazing, and the quality of the products is getting better all the time. Recently, the way the food is grown or raised has become a focal point. A few years back, words such as organic, free range, or…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 16, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments
I see individuals all the time riding their bikes around in horrible positions. I cringe when I see incorrect seat positions, handlebar locations, or individuals who are just riding a bike that does not fit them. Having a bad position on the bike can be the cause of riding discomfort or even prolonged injuries off the bike. Getting a professional fit for any type of bike is a good idea.
Competitive cyclists spend hundreds of dollars getting a professional bike fit done to improve…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 16, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
The Impact of Music Education
In these challenging economic times, it is more important than ever not to lose sight of the important role that music education plays in the life of your child and your family. Some grandparents reading this may remember that even during the Great Depression almost every child had music lessons of some kind: piano, violin, accordion, etc. Why? The answer is simple: when families could not afford expensive trips or extravagant gifts, weekly lessons were a…Continue
Added by SandboxPress on December 15, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Yes, I said it. Santa Claus is morbidly obese. I know it’s not the most popular thing to point out, especially this time of year. Jolly, generous, fun - these are the adjectives we would rather focus on when it comes to Old Saint Nick. And with the several million-cookie diet and minimal amount of physical activity he gets (with elves providing most of the cheap labor these days, and why walk when you can sleigh?) it only stands to reason that Kris Kringle has gotten a bit rotund. Don’t…Continue
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