Category Archives: Parenting

Chaotic, complete mess mornings

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 … Continue reading

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Does your kid do anything that matters?

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 … Continue reading

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Device time for my kids…and for me

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. … Continue reading

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Do you know your child’s ability gaps, and what are you doing to help?

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? Continue reading

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Making…Halloween

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 … Continue reading

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How to get what you want when you’re 13

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, … Continue reading

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Important Measures of Success

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 … Continue reading

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