Moving and the Necessity of Kitchen Drawers

We moved. We rented a big truck, loaded our earthly possessions and went to bed for the last time in Indiana. After an amazing nights sleep where everyone slept well (or my children took turns…

How to Survive Traveling With Children

We have officially driven over 30 hours over the last few weeks with a two year old and one year old. In between our drives we visited friends and family, enjoyed a beach vacation (I think…

Literacy in the Car

We are currently on vacation. We have spent a lot of time in the car over the last week and anticipate a lot more time in the next few weeks. This is the first time…

Don’t Read to Your Kids meets Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

I keep seeing stories on a professor who supposedly said not to read to your kids. As I previously wrote, that isn’t what he said but instead said research indicates there is nothing better for…

Saying Goodbye

We are preparing to move. I think we are going to have to start counting down the days rather than the weeks till move date. We have a moving truck reserved. We have been playing…

Monday Muse

I have already written about the professor who said to not read to your children. A few days ago I was driving home from visiting a friend and I turned the radio on to check traffic…

Don’t Read to Your Kids!

This just in. A professor from England has said reading to your children is just not fair. Bedtime stories are especially unfair. Because other parents don’t read to their children so your child is at…

Road Trips with Children

In the next 4 weeks my husband and I are going to drive 16 hours to a vacation and 16 hours back with a two year old and one year old. Then about 5 days…

Teaching a Child to Swim

Before I was a mom or a teacher, my very first job was as a lifeguard and swim lesson teacher. As a result all things swimming have always been close to my heart. I have…

Walking with a Two Year Old

We like to walk over here. My husband and I walked a lot when we were dating. We continued walking through our first child’s babyhood. Then we found out we were pregnant with our second…