Taking Time to be Mindful

The winter and spring season is filled with the kids' sports activities.  We enjoy being active and the kids love to participate in sports they love.  We spend late weekday afternoons at practice and Saturday mornings the kids have meets or games.  Sometimes it feels like we are always headed out the door and rushing.… Continue reading Taking Time to be Mindful

How to Support Advanced Readers

      I became interested in the needs of advanced readers because I noticed the reading development in my own children. My oldest son began to read at an early age and became a book worm after first grade. My daughter and second son also developed a love of reading at an early age. At… Continue reading How to Support Advanced Readers

A Creative Space

During my Master's program, I had the opportunity to take a creativity class.  The class helped me explore the nature of creativity, examine the life of current creative people, and think about how we encourage creativity in different settings.  Learning about creativity is what prompted me to turn the formal dining room into a creative… Continue reading A Creative Space

Spending Time Together

The last couple of weekends have been a little busy for our family.  Saturdays seem to belong to the kids' sport meets, games, or practice.  We feel worn out when the weekends are busy and don't include time to refresh or relax. During busy weekends, it feels extra important to find ways to connect and spend… Continue reading Spending Time Together