This being the last day of March, and the last day of the Slice of Life Story Challenge, I had planned on doing a nice, sweet, little recap or reflection for my final post. That is what I did last year, and the year before. But then we had a lockdown drill today, while I … Continue reading Day 31: Lock Down Drill
as a mom I've dreamed of this moment and now it is here another generation of readingby flashlight under the covers
Last year, I was inspired by a student post to write about what's in my school bag as a way to generate story ideas. Stuck for ideas tonight, and short on time, so here I go again. What's in my bag? (2016 version) Post-its of all shapes and sizes, and a range of colors A clipboard … Continue reading Day 28: What’s in my bag?
Ever since Lily was a baby, we've made Easter eggs every year. We have a humongous collection at this point. Dozens of blown out eggs, decorated in a rainbow of dyes and paints, glitter, and stickers. This year was the first year that Lily and I colored hard boiled eggs, instead of the labor-intensive blown eggs. … Continue reading Day 27: Hard Boiled Eggs
In school, I am always teaching kids and teachers strategies for how to get ideas when they are stuck. "Think of first times, and last times," I often say. "Make a list of people, places, and things that are important to you." "Draw a map of a place where you spend a lot of time, … Continue reading Day 26: Not Ready Yet
Both of my children love to make people laugh. Lily was born with natural desire to make us laugh. As a baby she would "chair dance" in her high chair just to make us giggle. Now, as a kindergartener, she makes up jokes and puns constantly. And Jackson, at two years old, is taking right … Continue reading Day 25: Goo Goo Ga Ga
So, it finally happened. I guess I should consider myself lucky that in my entire career as a mom (all six years) that neither of my kids ever pooped in the tub. Well, that winning streak ended tonight. Lily, my six year old, and Jackson, my two year old were happily playing "animal mommies" with … Continue reading Day 23: Poop in the Tub