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Dribble, Shoot, Score!

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around…

We’ll Get There…Somehow…

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! Albert Einstein We live in a heavily wooded place. Our town name is actually The Woodlands. Yes, we know…it’s clever…

Surviving Summer Video Series #2

Now that we have our homes functioning in a way that works for us, let’s make some summer goals for ourselves and our family! Check out our next Surviving Summer…

Surviving Summer Video Series #1

Need a little help surviving your summer? We all have those days! Join us as we start our “Surviving Summer” video series. This first one we talk about getting organized…

Let’s Be All There

Wherever you are, be all there. Jim Elliot   Before I had kids, I decided to run a marathon. I had no idea what was involved when preparing to run…

Raising Lifelong Learners

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. Abraham Lincoln My first grader’s library day at school is every Thursday. He…

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Series #3

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden   Mom makes the best cornbread stuffing. It is just good southern stuffing and we…

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Series #2

Readers are made in the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald Before I had kids, I decided to train for a marathon. I had never run more than three miles,…

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Series #1

So Kindergarten Round-up is happening where we are and it made me revisit this post I wrote a few years ago. It is frightfully wonderful to read this four years…

Handing Over the Keys…sort of

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. Elbert Hubbard   When I turned sixteen, I was beyond ecstatic to get my…