Character Building

aching my children to be honorable, and compassionate and giving are as important, moreso even, than teaching them reading, writing or arithmetic. So we frequently do things for others as a part of our “Hey Stranger Project” (www.instagram.comheystrangerproject and http://www.facebook.com/heystrangers) where we give to strangers. expecting nothing, and doing it anonymously. We buy coffees for […]

“schooling” our way.

While no decisions have been made as of yet how my JudeBug will be schooled come September (he just turned 5) and certainly nothing decided on Moon’s schooling (just turned 2), We have “learning time” here and its where us as parents put a special effort forth to teach something. This doesnt always come in […]

Lessons from a son – Words.

Maybe Im hyperaware of words and how we say them and how we feel in response to the way certain things are phrased. but today my son touched my heart. I began cleaning his room and made his bed, which, im honest, is not a normal occurrence.  he was going for his tablet learning time […]

This is the kind of mom I am.

I got this from: http://www.upworthy.com/a-mom-had-plans-to-raise-her-boy-into-a-man-but-that-didnt-quite-work-out-3 I have always said that my babies will never hear me utter the words “you are no longer my child.” I will love them through anything that makes them, them. If my j falls in love with a man, I will happily call that man my son in law and […]

The Wrong Milk.

My husband is wonderful. I will probably say that a lot here.  but he is.  One of the things he has been doing recently is making my gym time happen. He knows how much our health means to our future, and wants to see me succeed. Not only does this entail cooking the dinners (he […]

Impressing Myself.

My son LOVES to learn.  I wish I could take credit for it, but most of the time i wonder how much is nature and how much is nurture. He knew all of his letters and numbers to 20 in english and spanish by 2ish. He read his first word not long after his 3rd […]

4. and all of its sounds.

My 4 year old makes sounds. ALL THE TIME. I try very hard to be gentle, understanding, compassionate, and put myself on a 4 year old level. 4 is a loud age in some kids. 4 means Beeping. and Mooing. and Roaring. and shrieking. and yelling and laughing and guffawing. not to menton MY 4 […]