Why Can Johnny Still Not Read?

Doing some research the other day I reviewed some statistics on the literacy rate in the United States. The national literacy test is given every ten years, with the last results from 2014. These 2014 statistics are what I quote in my reading webinar.  Since the late 70’s I have been involved with adult and […]


BOOK | Food Fix

Dirt

Over the past few years, I keep reading health statistics that concern me deeply. “Why?” is an important question for me to ask.  Contemplating those figures, a bright future for our children, or any of us, seems against the odds. Dr. Mark Hyman dove into the issue of our poor health and put his findings […]


BOOK | Stolen Focus

It’s been a long time coming.   And now it seems to me we can’t ignore our situation any longer. It may have begun in 1989 with the introduction of Game Boy, which for those of you who don’t know, was played on a handheld device that required only the use of thumbs. By 1993 […]


The Normalization Series

allowing opportunities for movement

NORMALIZATION: The Process of Natural and Normal Child Development Another Montessori idea closely aligned with the child’s sensitive periods of development is the idea of the process of normalization, or natural and normal development. You may enjoy these articles about how to see your child’s natural and normal development:


For Unto Us A Child Is Born

for unto us a child is born

Today we celebrate the birth of a man from Galilee. This man was born, as all of us are, as a small helpless being, dependent on the care and protection of a mother and father. This child was born in a stable on a journey decreed by a Roman emperor in order for an accurate […]


BOOK | What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

A couple of weeks ago, my 3-year-old granddaughter said, “Grandma, sing this song with me.” “I see trees of green, red roses, too. I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” For a few seconds, I was incredulous that my 3-year-old granddaughter would know the lyrics […]


How To Support Self-Regulation

How To Support Self-Regulation

Back in the early 1990’s the long term findings of the 1960’s Walter Mischel  “marshmallow study” were released. When I read the findings of the Mischel study it became evident to me that something simple as having children wait for a minute or two for snack might help them develop better self-control and all the benefits […]


BOOK | The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

One of the things I’ve missed the past two years of covid isolation is not going to the bookstore and poking around. As long as I can remember, going to a bookstore and walking up and down the aisles, looking for a title that might catch my eye, has been one of my favorite pastimes.  […]


READ ALONG | A Return To Love

Over the past two years of dealing with pandemic isolation, I’ve done a lot of thinking and reading.  When I asked myself what were the five most important books (outside of The Bible) I’ve read and truly incorporated into my life, here’s the list: At the beginning of 2020 I decided to reread A Course […]


Choosing Love

Choose Love

For the most part, I don’t like to think in dichotomies. Yes, some issues are black and white. Usually I see a lot of gray in between. What I’ve been fortunate enough to experience for many years is a fundamental human decision that is clearly divided. This decision is either/or. There is no in-between. Every […]