Perhaps you are sold on the fact that free play is important for small children, but once they reach a certain age, shouldn’t kids be getting down to the business … Continue reading Does Star Wars Count as Learning?
It turns out that all work and no play could affect your child's chances of landing the job of his dreams. In her book, Prepared, Diane Tavener observes that in “the … Continue reading How “play” increases the hire-ability of your children.
There are many things that my children and I have missed over the past year: visiting with friends and family, going into London to catch all the latest exhibitions, eating … Continue reading Free to Play, Free to Learn
Think of something your parents taught you as a child that you have felt (or would feel) confident teaching your own children. Maybe how to do the laundry or to … Continue reading Reaping a harvest of delighted readers
I sat in a chair like everyone else in the circle, but was different than everyone else. They shared their stories and I listened because there was nothing for me … Continue reading How to climb into someone’s skin-a lesson in empathy
“Mommy, why doesn’t the UPS truck come anymore? Do they still deliver packages?” What do you mean? “It was the Amazon Prime truck that delivered the last 2 times.” Oh … Continue reading The Power of a Good Question
In Simon Sinek's book, Start With Why, he says that all businesses can tell you what they do and most can tell you how they do it, but what so many … Continue reading What is your educational “Why”?
What does a beehive have to do with home education? I can’t remember when I first became interesting in beekeeping. I’m sure it was at least 2 kids ago. Maybe … Continue reading What’s with the bees?
After stillness was forced upon me due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, I found myself cuddling more with my kids (and I’m not a super big cuddler) simply because I … Continue reading Thriving when life stinks.