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Yeah Write #75: Pretty Boys and Handsome Girls ( #amwriting #nonfiction )

“I hope he doesn’t get called a girl too often…I can see why it would bother him.” The text hit my gut. On my baby’s first day of Kindergarten, the … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 13 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #13: Supporting Math Curriculum That Scares You

I’ve discussed my math history in past posts and explained the importance of math sense .  Many of us adults can do steps without ever knowing how or why we … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Musings #35: The True Story of Santa (#ibelieveinsanta)

Seven. That’s the age I knew, through evidence analysis, that Santa wasn’t real in a singular way.   I let go of a lot of things, but that pipe-smoking, jolly, old … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Musings #33: Where is the Whimsy in Our Boys?

My daughter’s school is celebrating the last week  with a different dress theme every day.   This morning my silly girl happily put on a Hawaiian shirt,  big clip-on flowers in … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Picture This Picture That #40: Because She Plays #likeagirl

May 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

What’s Up Doc #17: Chores and Bikes

I am still alive despite the cobwebs all up in here! My husband was out of state for a week, we spent four days painting gazebo fencing by hand, I’ve … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Yeah Write #37: Missing the Bus (#nonfiction)

When I was in sixth grade, I had an opportunity to attend a special fall program at another school.  It would have required me to take the bus once a … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 7 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #11: Subtraction Without Borrowing – Partial Differences (Negatives and Positives)

I hated math in school.  It gave me a lot of stress and anxiety.     Dear Mrs. Morris (my first grade teacher) wrote on one of my official assessments that I … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #10: Subtraction Without Borrowing – The Nines Plus 1 (Number Sense)

My mother-in-law wanted my husband to hang up a picture.  When she couldn’t find the hammer she brought a ping-pong paddle.   We all laughed.   After a time searching, she produced … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #9: New Math Reassurance for the Parents 2 (Number Sense)

Mr. McNamarra was my seventh grade pre-Algebra teacher.   On the first day of class he went to the blackboard and wrote “3” with white chalk.    He asked us … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Writes and Wrongs #8: New Math Reassurance For the Parents (Why We Need Hows and Whys)

Let’s face it.  If you are reading this,  you are probably old.   That’s not a bad thing.   We are experienced and wise in the ways of the world.    Experience is … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #7: Subtraction (Regrouping / Decomposition / Borrowing) For the Parents

I am not a math genius.   I am quite average in skill.  I know this series started with writing, but I figured why not share some basic math skills.    … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Article: There’s No Such Thing as Baby Food (Baby Lead Weaning / Solids)

I wrote the following for a very wonderful woman for a now dormant site called Daily Momtra.   It seems like such an eon ago when my daughter still smelled new … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 8 Comments

Reblog It #1: Month 27 Question–What are the Elimination Communication Essentials?

Originally posted on Diaper Free…The Other Side of the Moon:
Question (From the DiaperFreeBabyGroup):   I’m 19wks pregant and I’m trying to put together my registry. I don’t understand the…

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Musings #2: Broken Dish, Fractured Feelings, and a Lot of Glue

This was an uninspired, stock white cheap dish now laying in wrecked pieces. It was among the first things I bought for my apartment in my twenties from a store … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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