I spent my summers pre-kids working for and running summer camps. I met and fell in love with my husband at camp. Deep down inside, I still love belting camp songs, complete with motions. It is in my blood....
I’ve come to realize that my home is a lot like my heart. There are days where I scrub it clean and prepare it for goals, dreams, and work and for those days where I’ve invited people in—to gather and play. Sometimes, I'm simply enjoying the few seconds where I’m alone and it's quiet. But truth is, on every one of these days—the walls of my heart will always reflect the same; tiny little hands that have made them theirs.
I recently came across a list of 40 things that today's kids need to learn. I read through the list and it got me thinking about the stuff I have taught my son or want to teach him that...
These past few months have been unsettling and challenging in ways few of us imagined while toasting to 2020 on New Year's Eve. Some schools and child care facilities closed temporarily. Others have been operating under different...
It was simple. Almost too simple, really. But their advice actually seemed to be working. Was it a fluke? Maybe. But when you’ve recently welcomed baby number two and you have that first moment of utter chaos, that moment when...
Be available. Make sure that you have time to talk with your kids. If they ask something that needs time, make the time. Schedule a special time to talk, go out to eat or talk a walk together. These conversations matter. If they don't get the information from you, they'll get it somewhere.
I am very much a “one-and-done” kind of parent. It is by very deliberate choice that I have an only child. The reasons for this are numerous and maybe the topic of another blog. Because I only have one...
Pushing your buttons is a skill at which most children excel. With utter amazement, we realize that in mere minutes our children can bring out our worst. I have used a possessed demon voice with my children during super...
Finding the Courage-Caution Line This is my Mom voice. “Be sure to look both ways!” “There’s a car — get on the side of the road!” “Be Careful! Don’t climb on that!” And of course, of late, there’s “Did you wash your hands for...
There's a new charter school in town: Spacious Skies. If you like the idea of hands-on learning, this might be just the place for your family! Project-Based Learning Project-based learning is the magic behind Spacious Skies. This is what makes it...

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