Family Narrative Experiment

Recently I read an article on how children who know their family tree and the history and stories behind it, are more confident. Looking for some more information, I found this NY Times article and decided to conduct my own little experiment.

So, that night, I took aside the youngest and started the conversation by . . . → Read More: Family Narrative Experiment

Deep Thoughts

 

The eldest daughter walked into the living room, bleary-eyed from staying up too late the night before. “I woke up with a realization,” she said. “You know how the average person is supposed to sleep 8 hours a day?”

“Yeah.”

“That means you’ve slept at least a-third of your life away.”

Before I . . . → Read More: Deep Thoughts

DIY Blackout Curtains

This fall, I let the kiddos pick out their fabric for curtains. The flames above are my son’s. The problem? In the Northwest, summer sunlight blazes through the darkest of curtains approximately 20 hours a day. I’m only slightly exaggerating.

I blame myself for reading all those Sandra Boynton books to my kids when they . . . → Read More: DIY Blackout Curtains

101 Kid Bad Luck Signs

“Mom, there should be a book called 101 Kid Bad Luck Signs to prepare kids everywhere. The first one would be when a teacher calls a kid out into the hallway.” She gave me a knowing look. “That’s NEVER good.”