Mr. Rogers on Learning

A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we're loved.Fred Rogers Could this be why homeschoolers like learning? Because, every day, through word and deed, they are reminded of how much they are loved? Source Rogers, Fred. You are Special: Words of Wisdom from America's Most Beloved Neighbor. New York: The… Continue reading Mr. Rogers on Learning

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

Greater Than the Sum Quote

...each one of us is so much more than any one thing. A sick child is much more than his or her sickness. A person with a disability is much, much more than a handicap. A pediatrician is more than a medical doctor. You’re much more than your job description or your age or your… Continue reading Greater Than the Sum Quote

The End of the Toothpaste Tube of Childhood

My teens have reached an interesting limbo of adolescence. They are past fighting over who is touching who in the car, school doesn’t define or consume them, and full-time work and adult relationships remain in the foggy future. So the hands-on, physically exhausting part of child-rearing is over, and the emotional, financial, intellectually stimulating portion… Continue reading The End of the Toothpaste Tube of Childhood

“Go play outside!”

The Art of Manliness podcast #532: How to Create a Neighborhood Where Kids Play Outside Terrific interview with Mark Lanza, author of Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place of Play. He wanted to bring back the archaic practice of kids playing outside. So he did. And he wrote a book to help you do… Continue reading “Go play outside!”