June 2011

Summer Updates

June 30, 2011

Due to my expanded summertime childcare hours, part two of our D.I.Y. home project, and a train trip to San Francisco, I will not be posting for the next two weeks.  In the meantime here are some updates people have requested. Natural Consequence Outcome Daniel had an amazing time in Yellowstone with his grandparents and […]

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Natural Consequences Are Painful to Observe

June 23, 2011

“I think I’m going to miss you guys a little, but mostly it will be really fun.”  These were Daniel’s parting words as he left with his grandparents for a week-long trip to Yellowstone. Elderhostel, recently re-named Road Scholar, organizes numerous trips for seniors, many of which my parents have thoroughly enjoyed over the past […]

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How Not to Read Shakespeare

June 16, 2011

My plan had such potential!  Why did it crash and burn so quickly? I wanted to read some Shakespeare with my kids this summer.  When I mentioned my idea to a few other parents, one loaned me a version of The Tempest that she and her 10 year-old daughter had loved.  It was an adaption […]

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Raising Your Spirited Child While D.I.Y. Remodeling

June 9, 2011

When my son Stephen was a year old, I visited my aunt and cousins in Seattle.  While we toured their recently renovated home, my aunt commented that kids have different “space needs” as they grow, and ideally one can expand a house here and there so it can grow with them. I remembered looking at […]

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