Over 20 years and four children - you'd think that's enough time and children to figure this picky eaters thing out but I haven't quite. It's a process, like I am sure for most parents. Still, although we do have our struggles and battles over food, overall I would say my … [Read more...]
The first week of Summer Break
I've never been so happy/ relieved about the end of a school year. The last few months have been a challenge because of the lock down. I wouldn't mind homeschooling under normal circumstances, that is if we didn't also have to work full-time from home. We are still going to … [Read more...]
A power of doing just one thing
As a perpetually busy mama of four perpetually busy kids, most days I am split in a dozen different directions, trying to stay on top of things. Honestly, I like it this way (not that I have a lot of choice, ha). I like the sense of progress and accomplishment. But there are … [Read more...]
Summer learning tips
Today I am sharing how we keep our brains from getting rusty during summer break. I believe, and teach my kids, that learning is not a chore that they have to do because their teachers and parents expect them to. We talk a lot about the value of "developing their brain" and … [Read more...]
Barbie, anti-Barbie, and the power of marketing.
If you have a daughter, you are well educated on the subject of Barbie world (if you don't have a daughter, read on: this is not just about Barbies): countless variations of Barbie itself, as well as Barbie furniture, pets, accessories. And let's not forget books and movies. As a … [Read more...]
18 Barbies, or: How many toys does one child need?
I counted my daughter's Barbies. There was 18 (I had weeded some a few months ago). I didn't even think of counting Barbie shoes, purses and hair brushes. Who has time for that? The Barbies and accessories are organized in various containers. A few years ago I went through … [Read more...]