Writing

Photo Prompt #43: When years pass by

Use this image as a prompt to create a post and reference back here. You can come back and share by posting your link in the comment section below. That’s it! Can’t wait to view your posts… I choose to go with a 100 word post, but you by no means have to. When years… Continue reading Photo Prompt #43: When years pass by

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Seedling Kids: School Lessons

With a majestic height reaching to the sun, and a thick hairy stem that is often over looked, this is a stalk that’s size is such that stories that shame Jack and the Beanstalk live in its branches. However, people’s eyes travel up past the healthy shoots of triangular toothed shaped leaves to the flower… Continue reading Seedling Kids: School Lessons

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles

This is not how I would recommend starting a day, but it is how this particular morning began. The sleep was still heavy in my eyes, and I was moving sluggishly. My goal was to address the sound of feet stamping up and down repeatedly in the bathroom. However, when I flung open the bathroom… Continue reading Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles

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A Great Drive Home

This flying reptile lived throughout the cretaceous and Jurassic periods. Its wings could span up to 40 feet in length. The wings themselves were made of a leathery material that spread over their arms. This winged lizard had 4 fingers; 3 of these fingers ended about ½ way up their wing, and it was off… Continue reading A Great Drive Home

Parenting & Other Life Stories

If my children are chipmunks, then toys are nuts!

I run a fairly tight ship at home, or at least I thought I did. My children, at 2 and 5, listen as good as can be expected, mind their manners, and take care of their possessions. Perhaps take care of their possessions is a bit of a loose term. So to be more clear,… Continue reading If my children are chipmunks, then toys are nuts!

Parenting & Other Life Stories

A Composted Teachable Moment

Schools teach children about recycling, and the children are quick to learn what belongs in the garbage, and what goes into the recycle bin. In addition to traditional recycling, I am aware that in my son’s kindergarten class they also repurpose materials for crafts. For example they keep empty apple sauce containers from the children’s… Continue reading A Composted Teachable Moment

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Emotion as Expressive Characters

 Parents have you ever seen the little man with oversized ears sitting on top of your child’s head, or perched inside of your child’s ear? Maybe you have seen a large red grumpy monster with 5 eyes and 5 mouths walking like a shadow behind your child, or a blue laughing man with flowers and… Continue reading Emotion as Expressive Characters

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3 Ways Daycare is Undermining Learning Appropriate Behaviours, Develop Self-Control, and Making Good Choices

Daycare problems have seen my 2 year old child come home with human bite marks, two that bruised and one that broke the skin. However, the worst was going in to my child’s daycare room and not being able to find him. He had been placed in another room because, as the staff stated, she… Continue reading 3 Ways Daycare is Undermining Learning Appropriate Behaviours, Develop Self-Control, and Making Good Choices