Each night I lay in bed and wonder if I did right for my kids today. I’d like to say I did the best I could, but the reality is that I spend very little waking hours with my kids. Being a full time worker away from the home leaves them at school and childcareContinue reading “Mom Diary 1.31.2020”
This post is followed by a couple of reference links, at the bottom, for further reading, if you are interested. For a couple of years both of my kids went to a public Montessori school in our district, that that they were enrolled in via lottery. This was their second and third grade years forContinue reading “A Brief Look At Nature As The Classroom”
The preschool years (3-5) is such a big developmental period for the brain. Kids are learning about self-concept, how they fit in socially, who they are as an individual (that they even are an individual), what roles they play. They’re learning about who they are based on the reactions and feedback from others. It’s aContinue reading “Five Activities To Increase Self Esteem in Preschoolers”
Hello, my Screen Savers, today I’d like to chat about my daily shower ritual. It’s a self care ritual that I love to do but there’s specifics about my water temperature preferences. Each evening, after the kids go to bed (and sometimes twice on the weekends) I like to take my shower. I do admitContinue reading “Showers Count As Self Care, Right?”
One kid likes crunchy carrots but hates mushy carrots and salad. Another likes broccoli but can’t stand Brussels sprouts. I’ve learned to work within their boundaries.
How many times have you asked your kid what on earth is smeared from the corner of their mouth up towards their ear? Or wondered if that’s a wound on their knee or a perma-stain of dirt and grime?
Last month Abalone had her annual well-check visit with her pediatrician. We see the Doc every 3-6 months for a variety of reasons but mostly to reevaluate our tactics with dealing with both kids’ ADHD. Abalone getting better sleep turned out to be our top priority discussed during this visit. One of the things weContinue reading “How Our Kids Get Better Sleep”
You know that sunshine, fresh air, and exercise may make you healthier. At least, I hope you do. Well, there’s been studies done to show a link that exposure to nature can reduce the symptoms of ADHD, at least, temporarily. But the study found that even just 20 minutes a day in an open fieldContinue reading “The Benefits Of Nature Therapy for ADHD Kids”
It’s a sad and devastating day when a parent learns that a dream they had for their child won’t be coming to fruition. In January of 2017 I signed both of my children up for the lottery for our local Montessori school. I was beyond disbelief and full of excitement when I learned in AprilContinue reading “An Old, New School”