Category Archives: education

If Anne Studied Electrical Engineering in Fifth Grade

TweetMy daughter Laylee – with an “e” – is mighty flowery in her language and I love to read it. She was asked to write a paragraph about her reaction to her experience studying electricity. To my pallet, it tastes … Continue reading

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Just Draw a Doggone Dragon

TweetFor the first time ever, Magoo has a teacher who is requiring participation in the PTA art competition, Reflections. It’s always been optional for him in the past and when he said he wasn’t interested, I said a quiet prayer … Continue reading

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TweetIt felt like a betrayal of pencils and chalk and teachers’ mugs full of bad coffee. This year, for the first time ever, I did not order school pictures for my kids. I have a camera larger than a VW … Continue reading

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Blueberries for Wanda

Tweet The school year started and my two oldest are both gone all day. I wasn’t happy to see them go. I felt sort of mad, like the school was kidnapping them or something. And then suddenly we had the … Continue reading

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Learning Can Be Fun

Tweet“My five-year-old is struggling with writing. Well, he’s not so much struggling as he just hates it and thinks it’s a waste of time because it is in no way related to video games.” Read more about how I’ve convinced … Continue reading

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Mom Congress

Tweet I’ve spent the last 4 days in D.C. at the Mom Congress conference and I’m inspired and exhausted. Click here to read how I stayed close to Dan and the kids while hanging out on the opposite coast. Here … Continue reading

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