For moms in Savannah and the Coastal Empire


How a Screen Fast can boost the fun factor in your home

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:21pm

I have a love hate relationship with screens. Screens... you know, the kind kids love to stare at for hours on end, playing video games or watching tv shows and movies?

I love for my children to have fun, and I happily acknowledge that they can have fun and learn certain skills and knowledge from video games. And I love movies and shows that are funny, inspirational, thought-provoking. There can be a lot of value on a screen.

Lessons from "Curious George"

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:03am

My two boys absolutely love “Curious George.” My daughter, age 9, is over it. She much prefers to watch “Martha Speaks” (about a talking dog), and gets rather annoyed with the monkey who “doesn't even talk.”

Regardless, we have watched more than our fair share of “Curious George,” and I have begun to draw some conclusions from the show. I hesitate to consider what it means that I am analyzing cartoons now, but whatever.

The power of television to help or hinder our parenting efforts

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:25am

For some time now my daughter has been reading her way through the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and thoroughly enjoying them. So, recently I bought Season One of the television series, and all three kids and I have been watching it.

Hooked on H2O

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 10:22pm

My 8-year-old daughter has recently gotten hooked on the television show H2O. In case you're not familiar with it, it's the story of three friends who magically become mermaids whenever they touch water, which of course presents all kinds of problems for their human lives. The girls are beautiful and lovely, and everyone has an Australian accent, which inherently adds coolness.

Goodbye to Cable: An Experiment in Saving Money and Improving Quality of Life

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 3:51pm

Well, we cut the cord. After months of debating and considering, we took the plunge and canceled cable and our house phone. Tired of channel surfing only to discover “there's nothing on,” and appalled by the high price of a phone service that seldom gets used, my husband and I agreed to do away with those two expenses for a while.

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