On Stupidity, a Lack of Common Sense, Parenting & the Courage of the Meitiv Family

March 5, 2015 in Education, Inspiration

Every now and then something crosses my desk that leaves me awestruck by the stupidity of people. This week, it was another news piece about the case involving the Meitiv […]

Why we do this: On being taken advantage of

February 5, 2015 in Education, Guatemala

Ours is a busy household, always. It can’t really be otherwise, with four kids, everyone schooling, three of us working, traveling more than average and endeavoring to build community and memories everywhere […]

Konojel Nutrition Center: In which I am proud of my kid

January 22, 2015 in Education, Guatemala, Inspiration, North America, Travelogue

There are moments when I’m immensely proud of my children. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with who they are becoming. I like them. I think they’re interesting humans to […]

On Education: What Hanna Lucia wants you to know

December 21, 2014 in Education, Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

My house is beautiful chaos right now. Hannah, Ezra and his new friend Ben, a young man he met at Tor’s place when he was building his drum, are sitting […]

Back to school in Indiana & why I can’t write

September 10, 2014 in Education, Travelogue, United States

Can I make a confession? It’s hard for me to write in the mid-west.  There are several reasons for this, not the least of which is that we go from […]

Building Family Culture: On the power of habits

June 26, 2014 in Education

Years ago, in a particularly frustrating phase of parenthood when it seemed like I would never get my head above water, a wise mentor mama encouraged me with words that […]

Building Family Culture: The Arts

June 19, 2014 in Education

It is a great sadness to me that the Arts are being pulled from public schools. With budget crunches, faced with the choice of fire a math teacher or let […]

Building Family Culture: An introduction

June 12, 2014 in Education

There is a lot of talk in the business world about developing the culture of an organization. Thousands of dollars are spent on consultants whose sole purpose is to examine […]

Self Sufficiency: One of the most important gifts we give our kids

June 5, 2014 in Education

June is graduation time for many families. Teens graduating high school. Young adults graduating from university. Kindergarteners graduating from their first attempts at formal education and into the long road […]

Teaching Young Children To Write

May 14, 2014 in Education

For many parents, simply the title of this article is enough to strike fear into their hearts. Writing. That hated high school subject. The chore most dreaded following Christmas (WRITING […]