Mom, You Need To Invite Dad To The Peace Table...

People that are familiar with Montessori Classrooms have heard of "The Peace Table." The Peace Table is part of "The Peace Curriculum."  Deb Chitwood, author of Living Montessori Now explains that the Peace Table is "safe place" where children can come and discuss their problems and to resolve conflict." Our 4-and-a-half-year-old daughter has started a formal Montessori curriculum.  Our 3-year-old son has not started at the school yet.  But, we use the Peace Table at home now that he is old enough to articulate and respond. ...more
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A Letter to the Father of Hannah Who Posted “To My Parents” on Facebook

Dear father of Hannah: I watched the video you posted for others to see and thought about you, your wife and Hannah today. I talked to some friends about your struggle and I read a couple of newspaper articles covering the “news” of your video getting widespread attention. I would imagine that things are really weird around your house right now. You’re probably getting quite a few media calls, Hannah is probably getting quite a few media calls too, and I would imagine that your life changed more than you could have imagined since last night. That’s a big consequence for the decision to make and post your video response to Hannah. I hope you all are okay through the hullabaloo, because after it dies down you all will have some healing to do....more
This is a great post- I have to admit I was torn when I saw the video. My first reaction was ... more

When a 16 Year Old "Gets" Anorexia

And if you want to starve yourself down to a size two because you think that's indicative of your will power, if you think that will make you happy, then get ready learn what the girls on that pro-ana website already know: you could starve yourself to death just to prove you're not like everyone else and can control of this one thing. Except whatever control you think you have over your body, is really only control that the eating disorder has over you....more
This is a great post- My daughter is not even 5 but I already worry about how to create a ... more

The Versatile Blogger Birthday Dinner Party!

Great! I've only just started using BlogHer more regularly to post and there you were in my ... more

Discouraged: I Don't Know If I Can Keep Homeschooling

Maybe these are some of the "tough times" people who are awesome homeschoolers warned me about, or maybe I just REALLY SUCK AT THIS and should just realize it already. I just don't know how much of this is normal and ok, or if I am ruining his education and if he is going to end up being homeless and singing on the steps of some cathedral to sell bags of birdseed to fee pigeons in the park. ...more
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My Blogging Journey: Getting Lost To Be Found

Many moons ago—when my baby was not a 3-year-old pre-school attendee who has successfully stopped saying "fuck" & now says "fudge"—but a tiny 5-month-old, I decided I should start a blog. I remembered one day while sitting on my sinking couch that I once had a blog that I enjoyed writing on. And so I decided I should be a mommy blogger....more
I'm right there with you. I say keep your name. Keep writing what you want. My blog is all ... more

My Blogging Journey: Getting Lost To Be Found

Many moons ago—when my baby was not a 3-year-old pre-school attendee who has successfully stopped saying "fuck" & now says "fudge"—but a tiny 5-month-old, I decided I should start a blog. I remembered one day while sitting on my sinking couch that I once had a blog that I enjoyed writing on. And so I decided I should be a mommy blogger....more
I'm riight there with you. I say keep your name. Keep writing what you want. My blog is all ... more