Monday Monologue: The Oyster Idiom

I’m not gonna lie–sometimes idioms make no sense to me. The words just don’t always process the right way for me to fully comprehend the metaphor. (I’m sure having dyslexia doesn’t help my case). So please chime in if I’m way off base. The world is your oyster! Meaning: The world is yours to do…

You’re right–we all have wishes.

I know that usually on Friday’s I post a curriculum piece, but something else is on my mind. Today marks 3 months since my father’s passing. Dear Dad, My mind is flooding with memories of you, like when you were bent on the ground smelling different soaps and lotions from under the sink with McKinley….

Monday Milestone: Potty Training

It’s officially potty training time! I admit I’ve been prepared for months with a training potty, books that flush, even a cushion for the big toliet…But I avoided the training part for as long as I could. At first McKinley was excited for these new objects to explore as a game. And she understood the…

Discipline Don’ts

If you’re a first time parent, or a parent of five children, learning how to discipline your children can be a tricky process to learn. How do you do it? Is one parent the good cop and the other the bad cop? Applying multiple parenting strategies can allow us to be more well-rounded parents. Parenting…