Parenting Matters – “Parenting Is Not Art”

Kimberly Hackett, LMHC, is a Family-Focused Therapist, Parent Coach and writer.

By Kimberly Hackett, LMHC Parenting is not art. It’s not a roster of must learn skills. It’s not something to conquer or something you can completely ignore. It’s not a vocation or way of life, a movement, mission or religion. You don’t need training or schooling or even the best possible childhood to “parent.” And when it happens, there is no turning back but there is turning away and turning … [Read more...]

All Things Sustainable

Mark Sandeen is the chair
of the Sustainable Lexington Committee

            By Mark Sandeen Question Over 400,000 people marched in New York City demanding action on climate change. What is next? Answer An amazingly diverse group of people walked in the People’s Climate March in New York City because we are just beginning to realize as a society how urgent it is that we take rapid action to … [Read more...]

All Things Sustainable

Mark Sandeen is the chair
of the Sustainable Lexington Committee

Q: Would the soil next to the bike path be suitable for growing vegetables?  What contaminants left by the railroad are of concern?  How far away from the tracks would the “fall out” area be? A: All good questions. Here are a few different ways to think about the issue from our friend Meg Muckenhoupt. In general, railroads were not good stewards of the land. The Rails to Trails Conservancy … [Read more...]

Change Comes to My Part of the World

Hank and House

I live on a street of small Capes. There have been some expansions and renovations over the years, including one house that added a full second story before we moved there 27 years ago. Two houses at the very end of our long street became large, new, houses some time ago. Some people call them the Guard Houses because they sit at the end like sentinels. The streets on either side of us … [Read more...]

e-Life Advisor: Choosing a Tablet

Charlie Hoover

  Helpful information regarding your Electronic life- all the computers, smartphones, tablets, home entertainment and internet tools you rely on to be productive and entertained. Stephen from Lexington asks, “I’m thinking of getting a small tablet of some kind but I don’t know which one to get. My wife loves her iPad but I’m not sure I need one that big or that expensive. I really just want … [Read more...]

Parenting Matters: Complex Sibling Relationships

Patti Grant

If sibling rivalry is an issue that affects your household, you may understand how stressful it can be for everyone in the house to bear. You may be at a loss to know how to stop the fighting, or question whether they shouldn’t just, “work things out.” Let’s first take a look at the basis for sibling rivalry. Tension between siblings can run in a few different forms. One form that is most … [Read more...]

Senior Matters~Tips for Recovering at Home and Avoiding Hospital Readmission

Elderly

By Jack Cross  | The nurse comes into your hospital room and says that you are ready to be discharged. You’re happy to be going home to the comfortable surroundings of your home and your own bed. The last thing you want is to be readmitted to the hospital because you run into problems taking care of yourself after you are discharged. The hospital staff also wants your transition from … [Read more...]

e-life Advisor~Back to School

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Helpful information regarding your Electronic life- all the computers, smartphones, tablets, home entertainment and internet tools you rely on to be productive and entertained. mer is rapidly coming to an end and that means it’s time for families to turn their attention towards preparing for school. Every year, back-to-school preparation seems to become an increasingly more complicated process … [Read more...]

Protecting The American Dream of Home Ownership

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When I first became a REALTOR® over 26 years ago, I remember hearing the phrase “If real estate is your profession then politics is your business.” It didn’t mean anything to me then, if anything, it was a tad confusing….my plan was to put buyers and sellers together, sell houses and everyone would be happy. Right? Over the years I learned that there is a lot that needs to happen behind the scenes … [Read more...]

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