I recently read this: In the name of being sensible, we end up becoming numb to our own desires. It’s no wonder that when we ask many teenagers what they want to do or be, they honestly answer, “I don’t know.” There are too many layers of “should’s,” “ought to’s,” and “you’d better’s” piledContinue reading “Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?”
It’s hard to stop the chaos train, once it pulls out of the station. Bad sleep because coughing hurts and I wake myself up every hour or so, coughing. Daughter 2 wants to cook sausages at 7:53 am, and we leave for school at 8 am. I say no, too late, have something else. DaughterContinue reading “Chaotic, complete mess mornings”
While reading a book on parenting and homeschooling by Teri Moore a while back, this passage hit me hard: In America, our children are the most important part of our lives, and we tell them so, but we don’t actually let them be important(emphasis added). WHAAAAT? of course not! But reading on, it makes more and moreContinue reading “Does your kid do anything that matters?”
As a parent of elementary and middle schoolers, the device conundrum is hitting home! I think we’re too lax, and writing this out as a way to figure it out. I think the best place to start is on myself. Monkey See, Monkey, Do, after all. Thoughts on screen time for grownups. I was goingContinue reading “Device time for my kids…and for me”
I’ve been diving into the current and future skills gap, and what I need to do as a parent outside of formal schooling to supplement my kids’ learning. There’s no way I’m counting on public education to provide the skills, learning and character traits they’ll need to thrive as the Cognitive Era advances. What about you?
Here are the costumes my girls had for Halloween this year! A big bag of Jelly Bellies, and a Toy Chica – from the online game Five Nights at Freddy’s 2…(This one seemed much easier to make than others like Foxy! Went with good old paper mache on a giant balloon…) The girls were soContinue reading “Making…Halloween”
I’m pretty proud of my son, who’s 13 years old and in 8th grade. He came to me a few weeks ago and said, “Mom, I want to start a Minecraft server again.” He gave me a bit of background, and said he’d do work in exchange for me and his dad paying the serverContinue reading “How to get what you want when you’re 13”
I don’t know what about this photo I took last night that gets me so emotional, but I almost cry when I see it. My darling daughter, eight years old, such a delight, and she’ll only be eight for such a short time. Somehow this picture made me see instantly that I want to enjoy themContinue reading “Important Measures of Success”