Growing up my mom was strict, but compassionate. When I’d make a mistake, break a rule, or give up, she’d expect me to be better, but with an undertone of “getting” it. “Jenny, you’re fifteen and in love. I understand, it’s a beautiful feeling. But you can’t just lie there listening to the Sleepless In […]
More often than not, I have to make a conscious effort to get through the afternoon slump. Here’s what’s worked for us!
You’ve probably done the activity where you draw on white paper with a white crayon and then use watercolor paint to make the crayon marks appear. This is a fun, collaborative variation of that same idea. In this activity, you’ll start by drawing a simple picture in white crayon. Then you’ll give instructions to your […]
My younger son is getting ready to go to kindergarten this fall. I only taught kindergarten for one year, but I still remember some of the minor struggles the little ones had in those first days. Problems that looked tiny from my adult perspective had the potential to feel big and stressful to kindergarteners. Teachers […]