Seeing Star Wars on the big screen didn’t traumatize four year old Rebecca Angel. Playing through it helped make Darth Vader ok. Read More
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In our house, it’s all about who’s got the time to help out (it’s really rather communist around here—from each according to his abilities, to each according to his need). Read More
We may not be mutants, and we may not have expected it from a movie about Wolverine, but at the heart of ‘Logan’ are six important lessons about parenting. Read More
Newt knows his beasts, offers them a safe and comfortable home, accepts them for who they are, and works with them to succeed. He strives to make the world a place that is more accepting of them. Read More
Many years ago, we tried the Elf on the Shelf. It was a desperate parenting move; I had a newborn, a toddler, and a brazen 3-year-old. In our case, the Elf on the Shelf backfired. That scoundrel caused far more trouble than he was worth.
If you are in a similar boat, or if you are just in need of an alternative, I have three fantastic options for you. Read More
What has four legs, is cranky, and exhausted?
Every Geek Parent who has ever taken their kids to a Convention. Read More
That’s right, I dropped out. Yeah yeah, I know, there’s still more than a week left before the end of the month, but come on, let’s stop kidding ourselves, shall we? This just ain’t happening. Read More
As a parent, it can be challenging to listen to whining and squabbles over boredom, but if you can get past that, boredom fuels creativity and learning! Read More
Before you tell me there’s no intrinsic value to bottle flipping, consider the following five reasons to go with the flow… or stick with the flip. Read More
Delight your preschooler with the ‘Tinyville Town’ series by Brian Biggs. The community will remind you of Richard Scarry meets Mr. Rogers! Read More
I do not think you need to spend much money to have some STEM fun. My children have enjoyed STEM challenges using cardboard boxes and broken pool toys. They have built forts and fairy houses. And one time I make a tinker kit for only $5.
That said, I spent a little money on our Tub STEM and the learning and peace has been priceless. Read More
Last Thursday, my youngest son read his first three books to me. As a bibliophile and homeschool mom, building a love of written language has been on my mind from the beginning. That is why I chose Brave Writer as our homeschool language arts curriculum. I know, without a doubt, that Brave Writer helped us to grow a love of the written word in our children. Read More
Most geek parents dream of the day they share their passion with their precious little spawnling. But my Marvel-loving loins gave birth to a DC Fan. Read More
When you have a sensitive boy in your family, you may feel torn between wanting to protect him from those pressures, and wanting to help him build a thicker skin. There’s a fine line, however, between strengthening his resiliency, and making him feel as though he’s not good enough the way he is Read More
Parenting is a catch and release thing. Read More
When I was a little girl, I loved poetry. Somewhere along the path to adulthood, I became disconnected from poetry… until I had children. And now, as an unexpected homeschooler, I find myself appreciating poetry in a way I hadn’t before. Thanks to the Brave Writer curriculum we love, we make space for poetry every week! Today, I’m sharing our family’s favorite titles and a few tips for adding poetry to your homeschool routine! Read More
Puke is my parenting kryptonite; it makes me feel like a failure, powerless. Read More
Oh my gosh, you guys. We had a night over here. Read More
Strong willed children test our boundaries as parents on a regular basis. They test our abilities to assert authority. They challenge us to be creative. Read More
The Brave Writer lifestyle is not only fun and easy to incorporate into your family’s routine but it also results in oodles of fun family experiences and memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Read More