This is a shameless repost; I’m copying this directly from Jamie because I thought it was too cool not to share. A sliced carrot looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye…and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function […]Read More Nature is SO COOL
In the past month, Paul must have prefaced 20 sentences with the phrase “when we move to Michigan…” That is not to include other statements like “unless we’re somewhere colder next year.” It’s been really good for him to think this way, as it reduces his stress and frustration that housing, while dropping, is still […]Read More One More Point for California
… with a vengence. We had a break for several good, long, happy months. Unfortunately we have been marked more than four times this month. I know it’s because the litter of feral cats is now prowling around at the resident territorial neighbourhood cat is back to mark his land. I’ve planted lavender in the […]Read More The Cat Came Back
I never had strong feelings about preschool. I didn’t care if my children went or not, and I didn’t feel it was especially significant. Last spring when my friends were skipping playgroup to do preschool tours I didn’t feel left out. I was still enjoying having Little Red home with me. And anyway, it just […]Read More You Can Take the Teacher out of the Classroom . . .
This doesn’t bode well for Boy Blue. Last night his older brother joined ranks with his parents with a trip to the hospital for a head wound. Thanks to modern medicine they were able to glue him back together whereas Paul and I have both had stitches in our heads. (Me when I was much […]Read More Matching Scars
Have you been inside a classroom lately? Who is most likely to get a D or an F on an assignment? Who is most likely to be considered a discipline problem? Who is most likely to have been diagnosed and/or on meds? If you guessed “a boy” to any of these, you’re right. Now, I’m […]Read More SOB Story
I’ll admit it, I’m not a great gift giver. Some people are, and I’m not. I’m getting better, but it is one of those examples of a weakness becoming a strength (and that’s not a quick process!) The problems with gift-giving can be twofold. The first problem is actually thinking to give the gift. In […]Read More With Love, From Me to You