Category Archives: learning

Parenting: Our Kid likes to Clean and Organize (and that’s a bad thing)

Our kid likes to sweep. And clean. And organize. She is only three-years-old. The problem is that she is a perfectionist. We only let her sweep for a few minutes, because if we let her judge how long to sweep, … Continue reading

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Easy as ABC?? Our kid can read… but cannot spell

I’ve been working with our foster kid on her letters and words. She’s only three. Her alphabet goes like this… “A B C D E F G H I J A L M M O V Q R S mee … Continue reading

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Foster Care Day 158: A Sad and Fun Week to be a Foster Parent

This has been an emotionally up and down week for my household. On Sunday, December 1st I finished my first marathon in Seattle. Monday we drove back to Oregon, where we cleaned the house to begin the transition period for … Continue reading

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A mighty tower walking through the Philippines

I am a giant! I am a hulking mass of muscle. I duck to get in through some doorways… and where I walk, I am the tallest of the tall. Some homes I am forced to watch my head so … Continue reading

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The Problem with America’s Failing Education System

I am on the way to becoming a college teacher so I don’t expect to encounter this very often. But I have many friends who teach elementary school. Their stories seem very much like this video created by Sleepyprincesszzz. If … Continue reading

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