Accidentally Homeschooling

Missing the Hogwarts Express “”I’ve been thinking about that all day.  It left nearly six hours ago.  Weird, not being on it, isn’t it?” In his mind’s eye Harry seemed to see the scarlet steam engine as he and Ron had once followed it by air, shimmering between fields and hills, a rippling scarlet caterpillar. …

Three Kings’ Day–and how it almost wasn’t!

“Mom–can I help you put away the hats and gloves?” offered The Girl, a few hours after arriving back home after another epic Christmas road trip to visit grandparents.  Grateful for the help, I let her sort out the scarves, hats, mittens, and gloves, while I unpacked another suitcase. I few minutes later, I strolled…

A Day in the Life

Come with me on a whirlwind tour of my day!

Or not–some days are, some days aren’t. But sometimes it is fun to see what other people are doing!

Paw Patrol and Five-Year-Old Feminists

October 11th was the International Day of the Girl.  I can’t say I had ever heard of this holiday before.  I can’t say we celebrated it (because, in our house, it seems that EVERYDAY is Day of the Girl (and Boys)).  And that was my next question–is there an International Day of the Boy? But…

Checking for Understanding Or Consensus?

We’re getting in the car now, OK? You’re going to take a bath, OK? It’s time to go to the doctor, OK? I asked questions like this all the time.  Everybody does, right? But is this what we really want to be asking our kids?  Do we want them to agree with us that it’s…