Archive for September, 2013

Change, Change, Change

Monday, September 30th, 2013

calendarI’ve played with the format of Editorially Yours several times.  Originally I published the article on Wednesdays.  After a year of following this schedule, I moved the article to Mondays.  Over a year and a half later, it feels like time for a change again.  However, this time the change isn’t a matter of choosing a different day, it needs a bigger alteration.

The Editorially Yours column is written to share a little behind the scenes at PKP/inside the mind of the CEO.  While this can be an interesting format, it has begun to feel stale to me.  Although I enjoy writing about personal on-goings and work events, I have begun to wonder if this is the best way of using my editorial podium.  What seems like a better idea is to create a more detailed schedule that will encourage/force me to focus on certain areas each week.

Thus, starting in October there will be a set topic for each week.  It is laid out as such:

  • Week 1- Month Highlights- These will focus on specific topics that we will be covering over some of our 23 publication.
  • Week 2- PKP 5- The top 5 pieces of news within our company, which may include new hires, new designs, new articles, or other items.
  • Week 3- Ramblings from me- Once a month I will share a few thoughts from the hamster wheel of my brain.
  • Week 4- Meet the Team/Specialist- I will continue to interview members of the PKP team and share it with you, our readers.

I’m hoping that these changes make the column more interesting for those who read it.  As you read the various columns, please feel free to send your feedback- good, bad, or otherwise.

Joe Lawrence

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
  • 3 Ways to Keep Manners Alive With Preschoolers
    Mar 28 2017
    Are manners dying off in today’s society? Are we as parents doing our part to keep them alive? According to most studies manners are dying and we are not holding our own as parents. Here are three ways to reverse this tide. I never thought I would consider having a toddler and preschooler in the … 
  • Four-Step Reflection Tool for Preschoolers
    Jan 31 2017
    I am a huge fan of challenging what I am taught. I truly believe that there is more than one way to skin a cat. This was a thought I carried all through school, college, and into my professional life. It is something I want to pass on to my children, but how do you … 
  • 3 Steps to Changing Your Preschooler’s Behavior
    Dec 6 2016
    When it comes to our preschoolers, there are so many things to discover. They are mingling with like-minded children and really becoming who they will be in terms of behavior. That is why it is so important to help set the right foundation today. I watch my five year old interact with my 21-month old … 
  • Allowing Preschoolers to Experience the Consequences of Their Choices
    Aug 30 2016
    As parents we want to shield our little ones from every possible danger. We see the things coming down the path and know we can help them avoid this danger or consequence. However, I do not think that we should be doing this for them all the time. Let’s stop to think about how severe … 
  • Biking Safety for Kids
    Aug 24 2016
    “Stack up one more box, I know I can jump higher than you!” This is something I remember saying often behind the plaza where we used to ride our bikes at as a child. Safety was the last thing on our minds as we had our own version of the X Games seeing who could … 

Joe Lawrence

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Joe Lawrence is an Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer with over 16 years as a cargo aircraft Crew Chief, master instructor, and production superintendent. He has been deployed in support of Iraq and Afghanistan, leading crews on combat airfields and the busiest hubs in the Middle East. Joe is married to his high school sweetheart and has two spirited children. His writing is forged from this life experience and topics include: leadership, parenting, and fitness.

See more of Joe’s writing at www.writerjoelawrence.wordpress.com

Recent Articles from Joe Lawrence

Gabriella Servello

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Gabriella Servello

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Gabriella Victoria Servello is a senior Communication major at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. In all of her courses, both major and non-major, Gabriella excels and is continuously on the Dean’s List of Students. This past semester, Gabriella was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society at the college for her academic excellence and involvement in service and intellectual activities. Outside of the classroom, Gabriella serves as the News Editor for the Saint Anselm Crier, the independent student newspaper of the college. In this role, Gabriella determines news worthy stories related to the college, assigns them to her group of writers, edits them upon completion, and lays them out for publication. Gabriella also continues to write for the news section, typically writing two or more stories per edition. Most recently, Gabriella was awarded the New Hampshire Public Television and Charter Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Communications/Media Students in recognition of her potential success in the broadcast field. Before taking on the role of Communications Specialist at Peku Publicatons, Gabriella interned at Channel 9 News, CBS News, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Recent Articles from Gabriella Servello

Meet the Team- Sam P.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

sam_albanySam has been a member of our writing team since March 2011.  She currently is our youngest writer and the other half of our Teen’s Perspective column.  A sophomore in high school, she opines on a wide variety of teen topics.  She also serves as a columnist at Go Shopping Info, sharing her thoughts on teen fashion on a biweekly basis.  In addition to these teen-focused topics, Sam has covered a variety of other subjects, includes apps, video game of the month, and cooking.

This week we interviewed Sam to learn more about her.

MPK: When you aren’t writing articles, what do you like to do with your free time?

SP: When I am not writing my articles, I am either hanging out with friends, at sports practices or school, or working on homework as my grades are very important to me.

MPK: Which publication is your favorite to write for?

SP: My favorite website to write for is definitely Go Shopping Info.

MPK: You write a biweekly column on fashion.  What is your favorite outfit currently?

SP: My current favorite outfit would probably be my black high-low skirt from American Eagle worn at my waist. I pair it with a plain black tank top tucked in and a thick gold waist belt to keep the skirt up. The belt has a large bow at the buckle. Then to finish it off I wear the necklace I got from my great grandmother. It’s a long thick gold chain with a gold turtle broach. The shell of the turtle is pink and orange swirled.

MPK: You also write the Game of the Month article.  Do you play any online/video/smartphone games?  If so, do you have a favorite?

SP: I actually don’t really play any video games. With my busy schedule I don’t really have time to. Although if I had to pick a favorite I would definitely go with Angry Birds.

MPK: What fun fact would our readers be surprised to learn about you?

SP: One thing that I think is very interesting about me is the fact that I am a female wrestler.  I am the only girl in my school that wrestles and one of about five in New Hampshire. Because of this I do wrestle boys. Many people don’t realize it but wrestling is actually a co-ed sport. And if anything boys tend to try even harder when wrestling me, as it is quite embarrassing to be beaten by a girl.

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