Category Archives: life with kids

A Late Reader a Gifted Reader?

Why does our culture think “earlier equals better” or “earlier equals smarter” when it comes to kids reaching milestones? Do we really think that babies who walk at 10 months are smarter than babies who walk at 14 months? Does … Continue reading

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Six Lessons from Employing Mr. Mom

So, in a rare twist of events, the back-to-back scheduling of two conferences forced an untried scenario: Daddy home all day (and even some nights) alone with the kids while I was away–for 6 days! We’ve done a few days … Continue reading

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Andrew Wyeth lesson

The goal is to use watercolor to create a winter outdoor scene using dried glue–an easy method to create the illusion of snowflakes. Continue reading

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Georgia O’Keefe lesson

Three years ago, this lesson was used in my Masters class (kids ages 10-13) for Fine Arts, week 15 of cycle 3 for Classical Conversations, but really, I would do this project with even apprentices (ages 6-7). Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell lesson

I created this lesson three years ago for my class of 10-13-year-olds, and I chose to make the lesson about facial expressions, just one of Rockwell’s ingredients to make his magic. Continue reading

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When You’re Expecting During the Holidays (and how others can help)

9 things for you–and your family and friends–to consider. Things that makes having a baby around the December/January holidays different than having a baby at any other time of year. Continue reading

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Disney During the Holidays

I’ll highlight a smattering of experiences–including the new Beauty and the Beast features, an Avatar ride, and food, the holiday features, in no particular order. Continue reading

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