Monthly Archives: January 2015

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 19th

MLK2“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream Quote

Here is a great link about the history of this special day including a biography of Dr. King, a quiz for kids and a junior crossword. Maybe you can do something special with the kids to acknowledge the day:

To read the full I Have a dream Speech go to:

Au Pairs receive self-defense instruction

group shotOn Sunday, January 11th au pairs from the Annapolis cluster of Au Pair in America received hands on instruction from Jing Ying Institute on practical easy to recall self-defense moves should they ever find themselves in a dangerous situation.  DSC_0369DSC_0370DSC_0358DSC_0354DSC_0364Billy and Nancy Greer, the owners, demonstrated several areas of personal protection to include (1) awareness and avoidance techniques; (2) escaping mechanisms and (3) quick easy to use fighting back tools enabling an au pair to escape if someone larger and stronger attacks.  The au pairs left feeling empowered and better prepared!  For more information on this workshop please visit  They are located in Arnold and offer many wonderful classes for your entire family.