trauma


Okay – So, just in case you catch me in public with my 2 in tow and I’ve lost all patience, I’m not PERFECT at this NOT yelling thing.  I’m still a work in progress.  I am, however, MUCH better than I used to be. Let’s talk about the bad […]

How I Stopped Yelling at my Kids!


   FACTS about Spanking. Is associated with increased aggression, depression, anxiety, and delinquent behaviors. (Apr 2016 study) It reduces gray matter in the brain.  Our pre-frontal cortex (where we make good “adult” choices) develops slower and is smaller if we were spanked a lot as a child. (Gray Matter 2009) The […]

Spanking and what else to do.


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1. I worked internally last year with administration on changing this policy and made very little headway as just 1 voice. This year at curriculum nights, I was informed that the policy was the same. I felt that I needed more voices on this issue and felt that a Petition […]

Why did I Start a Petition for Recess?



We went camping last weekend.  This isn’t something new.  We’ve camped before, plenty.  We hike a lot.  We play outside EVERY day. We are OUTDOORSY people. My kids will catch frogs and fireflies. They hunt worms for fishing and bait their own hooks. But Lord Help us if we come […]

4 Things to Do When Your Child is Scared!