Would you pay your child to learn to read? I recently read an account of a grandmother who promised to pay her grandson $300 dollars if he learned to read. The author of The Read Aloud Handbook supported this concept. I believe very strongly in the Montessori Method (read my very first blog post here) and am traditionally opposed to… Read More
A wise friend of mine told me a child is like the moon, they reflect the light in their universe. This analogy has always stuck with me. Our children echo our parenting style, our religious beliefs, our outlook on life, our creativity, and our curiosity. Below you'll find inspiring ideas & tips on raising a family in today's chaotic world.
Take a moment to watch this short video. This Nooma quote has always stuck with me: The song is playing all around us all the time, the song is playing everywhere, it’s written on our hearts, and everybody is playing the song. See, the question isn’t whether or not your playing a song, the question is, “Are you in tune?”… Read More
Many children are celebrating their first day of school this week. Does your family have any special traditions? Please share your ideas. We are stilling working on finding a solid back to school tradition. A while back I bookmarked this inspiring blog post about a Back to School Feast. We might try an alternative “celebrating the first week of school… Read More
Quinn casually suggested “Let’s pretend we’re going to college” to her sister Rose the other day as they got out of the car for summer school. The statement took my breath away and for a moment my heart stopped. My first reaction was to scream “No you will not missy!” because despite only being five and six I know their… Read More