My first grader (Max) is a wiz at reading and math. We realized this summer that he was advanced in his mathematical problem solving when we introduced multiplication to him one day in the pool. He’s a very literal guy so vernacular is very important when teaching him a new skill, rule, or life lesson. […]Read more "Challenging Kids in Math and Reading"
I often describe parenthood as a series of lifelong events that test your patience mixed in with unconditional love. Inevitably, kids go through phases that drive you to the brink…and just when you feel you can’t take that phase any longer, poof! It ends. And the next phase begins. Cluster feeding, not sleeping through the […]Read more "Getting A Kindergartner To Vocalize Emotions"
Much has changed with my growing boys this year. Max is now 5 and a half (that “half” is very important to him) and going to kindergarten while Dodge is now 3 and a half (could care less about the “half”) and just starting to lose the baby fat in his cheeks, giving us a […]Read more "First Day Of Kindergarten or (My Total Failure In Parenthood)"
Max has lice. Show of hands…who just got the creepy crawlies up their neck. Yeah. There are bug living in my 5-year old’s hair…and laying eggs. When you put it like that, it’s friggin disgusting. However, according to the CDC “an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States […]Read more "Lice To The Max!"
Today my oldest son (Max) turned 5. It seems like he has been 5 for a while…but that may be due to the fact that he’s been reminding us of his birthday since Halloween. He was keenly aware that Thanksgiving came after Halloween, then Christmas, then New Year’s, then his birthday. He even asked if […]Read more "Kids Turning 5"