Category Archive: Children and Education

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

I wrote this post when I first started out as a blogger and its message is worth repeating. Illiteracy is the source of so much that is wrong with our society and there… Continue reading

Painting…In Between…and Mimicry

The simplest for of learning is through mimicry. For children, this is their first method of education.  They watch the people around them and copy their actions. Hopefully we give them something to… Continue reading

Money Matters

The other day I was talking with a friend and the conversation turned to experiences we had with managing money.  It got me thinking about all of the things people do in life,… Continue reading

Anything But Handicapped

I wanted to share a story about one of my students.  Mark was born with Spina bifida, and had nerve damage which affected his ability to walk.  He traversed from place to place… Continue reading

Making Tough Decisions – part 2

(This is a continuation of the last post) I arrived at the bus and it was swarming with thirty or so yellow jackets inside and out.  It had been a hot day and… Continue reading

Making Tough Decisions – part 1

We had just finished our hike along the Earthquake Trail, named so because it sat directly on a fault line and showed physical evidence of what happens when the earths plates shift.  The… Continue reading

Unraveling the Mystery of Mary Frances Simpson

One of the things I love about genealogy is trying to make sense out of those parts of your family that just don’t make any sense.  According to Ancestry, Mary Frances Simpson is… Continue reading

Thinking Outside of the Box

There is nothing more heartwarming to me that running across someone who thinks outside of the box.These are people that look at the universe as their classroom and take knowledge that extra step. … Continue reading

A Closer Look

I’ll have to add another thing to the list of why I like Facebook (I think I might be gradually shifting towards being a convert).  Sometimes my Facebook friends share stories that are… Continue reading

Liar, Liar…Pants on fire!

Why do children lie?  Most often it is a fear of the consequences of telling the truth.  Their experience has told them that they will get punished and someone will be upset with… Continue reading