Wrapping up a month of daily writing, Januwordy has been a fun way to explore differenet topics and styles of writing.
I’m 5’3″ but I drive km’s. I leave an inch margin in my notebook and pre-heat my oven to 400°F, but I use a metre stick and enjoy 25°C weather. Sounds familiar? You must also be Canadian.
Samuel Beckett once said, “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” His quote epitomizes resilience, a difficult thing when we view failure as defeat.
Play-based learning is an early childhood education philosophy, but it’s core values does not need to be limited to childhood.
A reflection on the purpose of P.E. (Physical Education) and my simultaneous yearning and hesitation about starting my young children on team sports.
This is just a placeholder for a more in-depth post about how do we teach our children to be good people? Read the story behind this brief post here.
One of the joys of writing unfinished pieces as for a blog is the process. This is an entry that did not start this way, but is “colossal” in its own way.
Authenticity is being true to yourself in a way that you can live with yourself. It is largely elusive and more of a creative process than a goal.
A rather inconvenient truth is that we all have beliefs that we hold as truths. Challenging these beliefs helps us take responsibility for who we become.
The Lobster is a dark and hilarious film by Yorgos Lanthimos. As the years in my marriage count up, I appreciate this film more and more.
Medically speaking, “Failure to Thrive” describes insufficient weight gain in children, but thriving is not limited to physical growth. When do we evaluate how we are failing to thrive?
We show our humanness when we choose to honour the spirit rather letter of the law. A short reflection on why Ron Rolheiser is on my reading list.
Mounting evidence suggests there are numerous benefits of allowing children to permit in risky play. Here are some of my thoughts on the movement.
There are few things that annoy me more than unsolicited advice. If given the choice between sharing your expertise or your empathy, choose empathy!
Our own values of individuality and conformity plays a huge role in choosing schooling options for our children: my thoughts on homeschooling and my hopes for being an involved parent.
One of the more difficult prompts since this daily writing challenge began, “Time Bomb” is about our approach to perhaps the one inevitable thing in life.
Magic is an experience of pure wonder. It teaches us about the limitations of our minds. Magic creates connections and fond memories.
When our treasures bring us joy, we are happier people, more able to focus on what matters to us. Treat your body and mind to a good declutter!
Language links our feelings and thoughts, and also our feelings and our children’s thoughts. Avoid scolding by being wise with words.
Apply the strategy Jeff Bezos uses for decision-making at Amazon to dealing with your spouse.
Januwordy 5th: The first step to having integrity is not deceiving ourselves.
Januwordy 4th: What I would do if I had a “billion” dollars and didn’t have to work: my passions and what limits me from pursuing them.
Januwordy 3rd: A “secret” revealed ceases to become one, unless it’s a family secret .