If you were asked to write a list of your strengths and weaknesses, how many qualities would be on both sides?
So often in life we think that our strengths are our best personality traits and many quietly ignore their weaknesses, secretly hoping that makes them go away.
What if your strengths and weaknesses were interchangeable?
What if something you viewed as a weakness in yourself (or someone else), was really part of one of their strengths?
For months one of my sons has been quietly asking for an animal. He feels so deeply connected to animals that sometimes we have to stop on the bike path just to make sure that the squirrel made it up the tree safely or that the ants got across before a bike squashed them.
He spends his free time reading books about animals, filling pages of his animal research binder with drawings and facts. Continue reading →
Happy, Healthy Halloween!
While Halloween is synonymous with giant bags of candy, you can celebrate with some pretty yummy and fun treats too!
The greatest part is that kids like these treats just as much. Well who wouldn’t when they are fun to eat and look a little creepy???
Words, one of the most powerful weapons we have as humans. (Yes, I just said weapons, you didn’t misread it).
We all know that old saying, “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” While there is some truth to that and there is also a lot of untruth. Continue reading →
Our house is filled with leaves, twigs, rocks, feathers, acorns…if it has to do with nature, it is probably in our house. One of my sons has even asked to keep a little mouse skull that he found so that he can study it and learn from it!!!
As you have probably guessed, my boys are nature enthusiasts. Ask them what they want to do on a Saturday for a family activity and it will be something outside guaranteed.
If you peek into my sons’ room Continue reading →
At the base of my stairs I have quite a few apples freshly picked from a farm near here. As I was contemplating what to do (I’ve made apple sauce, apple crisp, apples and peanut butter etc.) my mom said, “Why not make apple sauce in the crockpot?” This is why I call my mom everyday, I swear in every conversation she makes my life easier. :)
Excitedly I ran downstairs to my apple stash Continue reading →
The other day as I was cooking supper in the kitchen, my son came in and asked if he could go down to the bike path by himself. He wanted to explore the tall grasses and little creek.
As much as I knew he would be fine, I said, “No, not now.”
As soon as those words came out of my mouth he said, “Mom, you never let me do anything any more!”
Instead of getting mad, Continue reading →
Walk into any home and you will find that electronics largely outnumber the people living in the actual home. According to the EPA most households own 24 electronics!
Does anyone else find this disturbing????
As a teacher and parent, I can firmly say, Continue reading →