Encouraging A Reader
If you read my last post, and hopefully you did, you know that today we are talking about reading! Some children are naturally voracious readers, while others, well, aren’t. I loved reading as a child, and my oldest daughter has followed that pattern. My middle daughter, on the other hand, is not a fan. I… Read More
What Is It About Third Grade?
I vaguely remember 3rd grade. We learned cursive. We read The Talking Eggs. My teacher’s name was Mrs. Olsen and she was a little scary and a lot no-nonsense but I liked her. I was living my best life, wearing crimped side ponytails, playing four square during recess and watching Reading Rainbow on PBS. Looking… Read More
I’m sitting here with my computer…staring at the blinking cursor. What to say? I know I can’t write a post about nut-free lunchbox ideas and pretend our lives haven’t been irrevocably changed… but I also know that we’re all deeply traumatized by the last year and fatigued by the non-stop news cycle. So instead of… Read More
Not Your Average Christmas List, 2020 Edition!
While I hate to wish away time, I believe I am not alone in eagerly anticipating the END of 2020. However, cliche as it may be, this really is my favorite time of year and I want to wring every festive moment out of it. I love, love, LOVE picking out the perfect Christmas gifts… Read More
Kids and Sleep… What You Need to Know!
My kids hate sleep. I say this to myself every night as I patiently go through the eternal bedtime routine. WHY? Why don’t they understand that in 25 years they will want nothing more than a nap? Or that all they can hope for is maybe once a year, they will get a single, glorious,… Read More
Halloween Fun…Even in Times of Covid!
Halloween is right around the corner and we have quite the conundrum on our hands. To trick-or-treat? Or not to trick-or-treat? That is the question. I have spent far too much time debating this decision with the voices in my head. I haven’t arrived at a final decision yet, BUT, in the event that we… Read More
What Should I Teach My Kids About Elections?
Yup, I’m going there. It’s an election year, how can I not? While I’m hesitant to even say the word ‘election’ for fear of being tarred and feathered by both sides, there is no denying we live in the greatest country in the world. We have the freedom to vote, and that should be celebrated… Read More
Working on Our Fitness!
Some people spent the past 6 months of quarantine buying (and using!) Pelotons, testing out new smoothie recipes, and in general working on becoming their best selves. I am not one of these people. I would be lying if I said I will be emerging from this time like a butterfly from a chrysalis… In… Read More
Be Resilient, B-E Resilient!
Is there a way to encourage resilience in children? Yes! And it’s easier than you think.Read More
Redshirting… It’s Not Just for Sports Anymore…
Let’s start with a poll… who here has heard the term ‘redshirting’ used in a context other than sports? (Crickets…) Don’t worry, I too, had never heard of this, and had no idea it was a thing. But as my oldest child approached kindergarten age, and with two siblings not far behind, I noticed a… Read More