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Learning the Distance Learning Curve

The other day, a couple of my friends shared out the video below with the caveat that they promised they weren't criticizing teachers (I believe them), but they could SO relate: https://youtu.be/8U6zU4MXmnA It made me want to remind us all - parents, teachers, and kids/students - to be gentle with each other right now. This… Continue reading Learning the Distance Learning Curve

Learning · Parenting · Teaching

Encouraging Creativity and Vision

This post is undeniably a gloating one. It’s that annoying parenting one where I talk about how wonderful and great my kids are. I have a larger theme, but since my examples are all about my own children, it might get lost. More often than not I try to balance my words and opinions, but… Continue reading Encouraging Creativity and Vision

Parenting

A Beautiful View, or How I Realized I Need to Refill My Prescription for Anti-Homicidal Drugs

It is a moment like right now that I appreciate the idea of a cigarette. And an anvil. The 3 kids and I made our way up to the North Shore of Lake Superior today and really, had a funtastic day. We are on a mission this summer to see all of the waterfalls in… Continue reading A Beautiful View, or How I Realized I Need to Refill My Prescription for Anti-Homicidal Drugs

Parenting

Playing to My Strengths Strength

Just a couple of days ago, we attended a family event that was housed in the party room of an apartment building. The apartment building of an aunt on my husband’s side who is 70+ years old and has never had children… which means we could predict that outside of just kind of “hanging out”… Continue reading Playing to My Strengths Strength