Soft-Spoken Parenting

I like reading. In fact, one of my favorite past times (pre-parenting days), was to go to the bookstore, get a drink (or a donut, if we’re being honest 😉 ) and head straight to the parenting/education section. I’d find a book I liked and sit and read for a couple hours.  If it was…

This Is Not a Book Review

[Originally posted on TeacherPsych] “When I became a parent, I became a better teacher. I began to see my students like they were my own child.” These are the words a teacher friend of mine said to me before I had my own daughter. I didn’t understand and didn’t necessarily believe her. I do now….

Go Outside and Play!

  [Originally posted on vision.org} Is there a correlation between physical and emotional health and communion with nature? How important is it for kids to spend a significant amount of time in unstructured outdoor play? Have modern kids been separated from the natural environment? These questions form the focus of the book Last Child in the…

No, Seriously: Time for a Change

Well, I consider it an accomplishment that it hasn’t taken an entire year for me to act on my previous post. In its first incarnation, this site was about trying to be giving every day.  Lately I’ve been trying to figure out how I can give to others while giving much of my time to…

Time for a Change

Once my little daughter was taking semi-regular naps, I decided it was time to start writing again for The Give Way.  About that time we moved into our new house, and on the morning of moving day, I went and bought donuts for the moving crew.  As I struggled to figure out how I was…