The Legacy of a Girl Dad

Listen to Start Ed Up podcast Start Ed Up podcast: What it Means to be a Girl Dad. Aired on January 30, 2020. The life you had planned isn't the life you get. And the life you get is a blessing.-Don Wettrick, President and founder of STARTedUP Foundation Kobe Bryant's passing was unfortunate. However, men… Continue reading The Legacy of a Girl Dad

Mr. Rogers on Belonging

Something we all need in order to feel the fullness of life: It's not only a sense that we belong on our planet, but also that we belong in other people's lives--that we are loved, lovable, and capable of loving.Fred Rogers Source Rogers, Fred. You are Special: Words of Wisdom from America's Most Beloved Neighbor.… Continue reading Mr. Rogers on Belonging

A Heart Full of Love: Conflict Resolution

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The last post referred to a podcast laying out tools for civilized discussion over differences. I honestly doubt that is possible most of the time. To prepare my last Toastmasters speech, I wracked my brain for how to manage conflict. Maybe you will find value in the result. This is a level 3 speech in… Continue reading A Heart Full of Love: Conflict Resolution

Repost: 100 Reasons to Homeschool

READ list here I'm going to add one more reason to homeschool your precious children: to continue to see this look of joy and confidence on their faces as they grow and learn, rather than the grinding down of their personality and spirit as they try to fit in and conform to others' ideas of… Continue reading Repost: 100 Reasons to Homeschool

Connect and Endure Through Stories

Limited moments spin away while we busily attend to details and dive into our phones. Zap! The kids are moving out, getting married, starting careers. Zap! Someone suffers a stroke, someone falls, what is our plan for aging? Zap! We’re gone. image by Ann Fisher on flickr Sit down with someone you know who is… Continue reading Connect and Endure Through Stories