Play and Wait

Play and Wait

My 3 year old is considering potty training. That would have a wonderful impact on my life. She’s not totally ready. I can reward and chart and beg and do heaps and heaps of laundry. OR I can offer and wait. Keep open to it and be willing. Imagine if we decided at age...
Times Tables

Times Tables

I have spent a good deal of time lately helping young people with Algebra. I have been tutoring others as well as working with my own children. Of those who need help, one frequent problem keeps popping up…they don’t know their times tables. Even basic algebra...
Progress not Perfection

Progress not Perfection

Making…AND KEEPING..New Year’s resolutions with ONE simple rule: Well, not so much keeping them as living with them. Why am I writing this now? Why write this when many people have already killed their new year’s resolutions by this point? That is exactly why...
Finding Yourself at Christmas

Finding Yourself at Christmas

This is not an existential search for self…this is a plea for mothers and others to chose wisely between serving others and making others happy. Making other people happy sounds lovely and very Christmas-y. We like to see other people smile. Making other people...
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