Pushing Buttons

You may have noticed that I posted my first pictures last week.  Now that I know how to do it, it’s no big deal, right?  Why is technology like that – for me anyway? I didn’t use a breast milk pump for six months because just staring at the machine made me feel anxious.  Then [Read More...]

Salt and Flour Maps

I always had the best salt and flour maps.  So did my sisters.  And not just a little better than the other kids.  Our salt and flour maps were the Harvard of relief maps compared to the community college crap my classmates tried to pass off. Everyone else carried theirs in on little pieces of [Read More...]

Skill 7: Self-Directed, Engaged Learning

(Warning: This is a ridiculously long post – made longer by this warning.  But I loved this last skill.  Back to short and sweet tomorrow.) We were at a birthday party last week when one of the girls from Zach’s 1st grade class asked him, “So you have school in your house now?” “Yeah,” he [Read More...]

Day 5 of Mind in the Making – Critical Thinking

“Mommy, why do the leaves fall from the top of the tree first?” Ezra asked this question in the car last week, and before I could say anything in response, he and Zachary started spouting off theories about what could cause this phenomenon. Which is good, because I had nothing to say.   I had never [Read More...]


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