Our daily schedule doesn't vary too much, and we always make it outside either after breakfast or lunch as long as it's not raining. We might play on the swingset or take a wagon ride or walk across the street to the lake - maybe throw rocks in or find ducks - but the girls always … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Flowers and Things
I must be on learning kick lately. First ruminating about teaching at home and now this. Do I not know it's summer?! I've been thinking about this topic a lot over the past year. It started when browsing my Facebook feed and seeing a lot of article links with titles such as, "Are Kindergarteners Really … Continue reading Do Kids Have To Be Smarter Nowadays?
The school year has come to a close, but I don't plan for the learning to stop. Au contraire - we learn year-round. (Don't we all, in one way or another?) I don't mean I've developed lesson plans and subject units to pore through from now until September. But there are things we work on … Continue reading Kids, Why Will You Learn From Your Teacher But Not Me?
Have you seen any "Day in the life" posts? I first came across them on Living Lighter in Atlanta, then later on other blogs. The idea is to write down what you do during the day as a parent - it's a fairly raw post while also giving clear insight into what you do as a … Continue reading A Day In The Life – By The Numbers!
Happy July 4th, my fellow Americans! Today is a glorious day to bask in the glow of red, white, and blue fireworks while remembering what our brave Patriot forefathers started way back on July 4, 1776 - the birth of the greatest nation on earth. I'm excited to teach my girls more and more about … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Baby Love?
I mean, we all think Elton John was singing, "Hold me closer, Tony Danza," right? Was Johnny Rivers singing, "Secret agent man" or "Secret Asian man?" Does it matter at a party/wedding if we get the lyrics right as long as our lips are moving and some kind of word is coming out? (Apparently if … Continue reading Mis-sung Lyrics, Toddler-Style
This post was supposed to celebrate our weekend trip in Ontario to celebrate Canada Day, but we're home instead because I contracted a coxsackie virus, specifically hand, foot, and mouth disease from Baby. Doesn't "hand, foot, and mouth disease" just sound frightening? Terrifying? Yeah, it sucked a lot. Thursday was probably the second sickest / … Continue reading Moms Are Their Kid’s Own Thermometers