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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

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

Musings #32: In the Land of No, Remember to Say Yes

My favorite line in one of my favorite books is:  There was no one there to tell her she couldn’t. It’s a line from Clan of the Cave Bear by … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 36 Comments

Musings #31: The Hurts We Hold On To (Yeah Write Non-Fiction)

The other day late in the night my six-year-old smacked her three-year old brother across the face so hard the imprint of her hand lingered for an hour even after … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 15 Comments

Article #13: Common Core Conundrum

I teach adults and for a time I tutored high school students.  It breaks my heart when I get students so beaten down and anxious that they’ve convinced themselves they … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 9 Comments

Article #12: Why Behavior Charts Haven’t Become Progressive Only More Colorful

I am not giving elementary school teachers a hard time; I am an educator myself, though the older student is my area.     I know that one teacher (who is lucky … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Article #11: Yeah, My Daughter Knows Where Her Clitoris Is And Doesn’t Say Vagina When She Means Vulva

I know someone must have cringed at the title there, and not because of its length.    The thought of a toddler or kindergartener knowing certain vocabulary sends a lot … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 11 Comments

What’s Up Doc #6: Chirrup Chirrup Chirrup

I know if has been quiet on the blog lately! You see, my only mobile device is a Kindle Fire and I don’t have a new fangled mobile Internet Thingamajig. … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #5: Have You Been Attacked?

Yes, yes I have. After the April two or three virus pass along in our house (we are still in debate as to which virus originated from whom), Spring suddenly … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 4 Comments

Musings #20: Brain Games and the Tragic Forgetting of Small Children in Hot Cars

Think about all the times you’ve driven to work every day, sometimes for years, on the same route.  How many times have you arrived at work or at home at … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Musings #19: Grandmother Arrested for Leaving 13 Year Old to Watch Siblings in the Car

In Georgia (USA) on April 26 on a day where the high temperature of the day was 85 degrees F at 6:30pm in the evening, a grandmother — a retired … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 10 Comments

Feature #5: Spotlight On – Lulastic and the Hippy Shake

I have been a follower of Lulastic and the Hippyshake since…welll…since before she had her own domain name!    I never fail to feel a sense of head-nodding, tea sipping contentment … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reblog It #11: Six Things My Kids Are Allowed to Say to Adults (From The Path Less Taken Blog)

There’s a blog post out there garnering a lot of attention titled 6 Things My Kids Aren’t Allowed to Say to Adults. After seeing it come through my Facebook newsfeed … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

What’s Up Doc #4: I Hear Crickets

Greetings readers and welcome new readers! It was an Easter Weekend and my oldest brother’s 28th birthday on the same day.   I have also been quite ill with some sort … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 5 Comments

Musings #12: Ten Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Mother

1.  You will pick your baby’s nose, ears, and scalp. 2.  You will drop crumbs and sauce on your baby’s head as you hold them and eat, and not brush it … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 7 Comments

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