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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

Mad Craft #12: Holiday Edition – How Not to Build A Gingerbread House #holidaycraft

I thought I’d learned from my mistakes last year, but alas it seems there were new mistakes to make this year. Step 1:   Decide not to buy a namby pamby … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #11: Holiday Edition – Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas Ornaments #holidaycraft

Happy Merry FestiHanuchristmakwanzyuleidays! I dug back in my Wayback manchine and pulled out a mad craft from 2008.    I still have the ornaments I kept and they look just as … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Picture This Picture That #43: Red — New England Autumn 2016

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #19: Hello. Is It Me You’re Looking For?

Hello, people! I know that the blog has been hibernating for the most part, but I thought I would give you an update. What the hell have you been doing? … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Yeah Write #42: Puppy Love (Super Challenge Non-Fiction Essay Round 1) #amwriting

At only two years old, my daughter told us with a confident nod, “I want a doggie.” How adorable!   How sweet! Five years later, the statement has turned from cute … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

Picture This Picture That #42: Little Hands for a Dad’s Heart

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Picture This Picture That #40: Cotton Candy Face

June 18, 2016 · 2 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

Article #14: How To Teach Children To Ride A Bike in Five Steps Without Tears and Concussions

In honor of my four year old son learning to ride his two wheeled bike today, I would like to share with you how you can teach children to ride … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 5 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #45: Chicken Pot Pie With Easy Homemade Crust #homecooking

Hello, friends and eaters!    This post was supposed to make it’s appearance on Star Wars Day — May the Fourth Be With You — but I couldn’t carve out the … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

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

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