Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

— Winston Churchill

I Am Beautiful Like Me

How can I help children create a positive self image, to feel the strength of their voice, and to celebrate their mental and physical diversity? It’s a question I’ve been contemplating for the last few days.
Another blogger reached out and asked if I’d be interested in a project. She has two pre-teen daughters and helping [...]

More Thoughts on Education. Will Someone Pay Me to Talk to Myself?

Here’s the real question about whether or not Aaron should start kindergarten in our public school … if he falls down and scrapes a knee, or if he has a bully in his class, or he refuses to sing because he really despises sing-alongs (except with his mom), [...]

How Do You Define Your Family’s Educational Goals?

Yes, I’m still over thinking Aaron’s next steps for school. There’s a part of me that wishes I could simply enroll Aaron in our public school, jump in with both feet, embrace a new reality and move forward. It sounds so much easier than all the contemplation I’ve been doing regarding education.
Then I get mad. [...]

Seeking an Education

During a birthday party last week, I sat with three other moms and we started discussing different options for our children’s education. Between us we have six 4-year-old boys. (One mom has triplets, which just sounds like a ton of crazy fun to me). The boys all go to preschool together and we were discussing [...]

You Can Call it Spanking…

If a man is upset with something his wife says or does and he hits her, we call it abuse. If a mother is upset with something her child says or does and she hits him, we call it spanking.
Whatever term we use to help make the act more digestible, the act is still the [...]