Delight your preschooler with the ‘Tinyville Town’ series by Brian Biggs. The community will remind you of Richard Scarry meets Mr. Rogers!Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 isContinue Reading
Parenting is a catch and release thing.Continue Reading
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!Continue Reading
Puke is my parenting kryptonite; it makes me feel like a failure, powerless.Continue Reading
Oh my gosh, you guys. We had a night over here.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Ever get one of *those* questions from your kids? Not to worry, GeekMoms and GeekDads have you covered.Continue Reading
It is time for a change. It is time to let our little boys into “the girls’ world” and our little girls into “the boys’ world.” Here’s how.Continue Reading
Daily self care seems like being a lazy parent, but at what point is a break absolutely necessary? Do we have to wait until it’s doctor’s orders?Continue Reading
Let’s face it: The news is scary.
It’s always been scary, but it has certainly upped the ante recently.
And this week? Downright painful.
When I was in 6th grade, I remember reading about Darwin and the theory of natural selection. I was wholly fascinated by it all. I fantasized about traveling to the Galapagos one day. I wanted to swim with the sea turtles and make important discoveries.
And then the Gulf War hit.Continue Reading
‘Boys will be boys’ is not ok when boys are are invading the space and bodies of other children.Continue Reading
I would not want to be family or friends of the Stanford Rapist right now. Not only would I be way too closely connected to a disgusting piece of trash, I would also be part of the problem.Continue Reading
If I were to open a home organizing company (and I’m not, because I suck at organizing), I’d call it The Phoenix.Continue Reading
I don’t know about you guys, but I can never do all the things. Today, I’m going to tell you how I taught my 4-year-old to do laundry.Continue Reading
Am I raising an entitled children if I don’t make them attend a party with me? Or am I respecting their individuality? Are there guidelines that can spare me from the agony of decision making?Continue Reading