5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. It’s been a messy week. Big feelings. Lots of sad. Even more mad. We didn’t even manage to get a family Christmas photo. When we’ve had moments of calm and even happiness, I haven’t wanted…

Screen-Free Saturdays #celebratelu

Visit Ruth Ayres Writes to participate in this weekly celebration. Yesterday, I was ruminating on one of my perennial favorite topics for rumination and parental self-flagellation: too much screen time. I’m not going to confess how many hours every week my son spends watching TV and playing video games, but let’s just say it’s a…

#NCTE15 in Top Ten Lists #celebratelu

Visit Ruth Ayres’s blog to join the weekly celebration. This week, I’m borrowing Mary Lee Hahn’s clever format for her reflection on her experiences at #NCTE15–organized into Top Ten lists–as the format for my own celebration of all of the learning, thinking, vessel-righting, talking, and bookish goodness that is NCTE. Top 10 Quotations   Top…

Celebrate: #NCTE15

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. And what positives there are! I’m in Minneapolis at #NCTE15, and here are just a few of the good things I’m celebrating. Conversation. The drive from western South Dakota was long (nearly 11 hours!),…

Celebrate: Outcrazying the Crazy #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration at her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. This week I’m celebrating my very favorite therapeutic parenting technique, outcrazying the crazy. It’s a technique I used a lot two or three years ago, but I haven’t used it recently. To be honest,…