Shame in School

“In our original research on shame, 85 percent of the people we interviewed could recall a school incident from their childhood that was so shaming, it changed how they thought of themselves as learners.” - Dare to Lead by Brene' Brown, p.132. I, too, can think of a specific incident that changed how I thought … Continue reading Shame in School

2018 Book List in Review

I set a goal on Goodreads to get through 12 books in 2018.  I learned a few years ago not to make any New Year's' resolutions that involve actual numbers (miles run etc.), but Goodreads asks you for a number so I thought a book a month was reasonable.  I ended the year with about … Continue reading 2018 Book List in Review

The Voice

The Voice Last month our pastor preached about Christianity and mental illness. As both a Christian and a physician, I really appreciated this thoughtful, compassionate, well researched message. You can listen to it here. My favorite part was when he said: “God has given humans the right to do science!” However, the part that had … Continue reading The Voice

Homeschool Shopping

Homeschool Shopping I used to hate school shopping. I know it sounds fun to go buy a bunch of pencils and books, but what actually happened was this: you take a bunch of kids in a store, which is your first problem. You have a list of esoteric items that neither you, your children or … Continue reading Homeschool Shopping

Packing Tips for Hoarders

We are moving. You may be surprised, but probably not as much as I am. We have been in this house for 13 years.  It’s the only house our kids remember.  While we were focused on raising said kids, we seemed to have accumulated a lot of stuff. Just getting started on the kitchen packing … Continue reading Packing Tips for Hoarders