Hammers Don’t Belong in Education

As a school year winds down, it is a good time for reflection. Are you an educator? Perhaps you are a parent or grandparent just earning the title of teacher? It certainly doesn’t have to feel as if you are hammering concepts. You should not feel you must nail your children’s pants to the chair!Continue reading “Hammers Don’t Belong in Education”

Child’s Play 101

Welcome to playtime, my friend, child’s play 101! Children can learn a lot from play, in this case from blocks. Among the lessons could be balance, structure, aesthetics, perseverance, and emotions. First of all, let’s build a block tower. In order to achieve balance, the blocks must have sufficient surface contact to allow for subsequentlyContinue reading “Child’s Play 101”

My Mother’s Day Guest

Have I ever told you about my most memorable Mother’s Day? I’ve celebrated Mother’s Day throughout my life with the collective matriarchs of our individual families: my grandmothers, mother, sister, mother-in-law, aunties, cousins, and daughter-in-law as well as other family members. This holiday has been revered with numerous delectable meals, family gatherings, cards, store-purchased presentsContinue reading “My Mother’s Day Guest”

Miracles and Other Antidotes

As a bereaved mother, the recounting of my journey through and beyond fear revealed potential influences of our son’s profound wisdom. I open my throbbing mama heart before you.

LESSONS FROM MOTHER NATURE

A Photo Essay What if we could take lessons from Mother Nature? What would she have us learn? The corona virus/Covid-19 pandemic has created a sense of loss. Let us look to the trees for observations of the results of stress as well as for answers to alleviate stress. Perhaps we could learn from theContinue reading “LESSONS FROM MOTHER NATURE”

BIG BEAUTIFUL BLUE GLOBE

Coughers Versus Coffers On this, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it is ever more urgent to see our planet and her inhabitants in a new way. We live together on a big, beautiful, blue globe. Years ago, I ran across an analogy to explain the concept of oneness to children. All you need isContinue reading “BIG BEAUTIFUL BLUE GLOBE”

Mobius Strip Mindset

The Illusion of Loss The theme for my blog has been quite a journey. There are a number of topics which have wanted to ooze out of my pencils, such as loss of a child, the idea of fear, and of course the loss of what one might call normalcy on planet earth. Somehow IContinue reading “Mobius Strip Mindset”

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