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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

-William Butler Yeats

Motherhood and the Art of Juggling

Last week, I had the great idea to make a simple Valentine’s lunch for my kids.  I used a cookie cutter to cut out heart shaped bread, which I made into peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, wrote a valentine’s day joke on a scrap piece of paper and threw in... Read More

3 Strategies for Enhancing and Elevating Your Reading

There it was, the whimper, followed by the hiccups, soon it would evolve into the full-blown wail of my sweet little newborn.  I checked the clock: 2:05, time to eat for sure.  I slowly roll out of bed.  After changing my son’s diaper and getting him started on eating, I... Read More

Surviving and Thriving with Kids in February

Aw, February the month of love, valentines cards that must be addressed to all 25 members of your kid’s class (times however many kids you have in elementary school) and the pressure to make some elaborate, but unecessary craft to go with them. Resist the temptation.  Unless you like that... Read More

The Old Man and the Sea: our epic, everyday struggles

When my little one was born, his older sister decided she would like to potty train herself -Right Then.   Any of you who have potty trained a child and nursed a baby know that there are a lot of messy days spent at home with little progression when that happens.... Read More

Surviving and Thriving with Kids in January

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links, which means that should you choose to purchase through the links provided, I will get a small commission.  Thank you for your support. Do you have a fear? A wake you up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat kind of... Read More

4 Reasons Your Goals Will Fail This Year And How to Rock Them Anyway

December seemed to bring sickness to a lot of houses, including ours.  The Wednesday after Christmas, I was still getting over a cold, but was well enough to be in charge for the day.  In fear of what might happen if I didn’t, I decided to make a plan.  I picked... Read More