Schooling: Why it holds my soul, and why I’ll protect my tiny humans from my own experience, because it’s super important. 

I had a mix of public and catholic education. I attended several school districts. I can count on one hand how many successful schooling experiences I had in my k-12 years. I repeated second grade because I started kindergarten at 4, and moved districts, and I was "too young" to enter third grade in the… Continue reading Schooling: Why it holds my soul, and why I’ll protect my tiny humans from my own experience, because it’s super important. 

The Mental Load, Quitting Bedtime, and Visbly Carrying in Our Own Snacks at The Movies. 

A brilliant illustrator and author recently depicted what the primary parent "mental load" is on a daily basis. While I do not live all of these depictions, I live many of them. The mental load of rebuilding the health and well being of a child is as exhausting as teaching the newest tiny humans how… Continue reading The Mental Load, Quitting Bedtime, and Visbly Carrying in Our Own Snacks at The Movies. 

Saying No to Video Games (And Other Summertime Screen Challenges) 

Disclosure: Different families make different choices, and I'm only sharing what works for our family. It's been a bit crazy around these parts, but it's nice to move into a proactive role rather than be stuck in a survival fight or flight way of living. I was chatting with a friend who also closely moderates… Continue reading Saying No to Video Games (And Other Summertime Screen Challenges)