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Pearls of Grade 3 Wisdom

Posted on December 8th, 2016

I teach a group of Grade 3 French Immersion students English for 40 minutes a week. They are mostly a very sweet and funny group. We’ve been working on poetry, including a poem with a template called “I Am.” The first two words of each line are given, and then they fill in the rest. […]

Antique Children’s Book, Part 1: Kitty, Polly Parrot, and Cubby Bear

Posted on November 21st, 2016

We’re taking a break from Nerdy Mom for today, to introduce you to the Antique Children’s Book my parents found among their inherited things. It is surmised to be a book that belonged to my mom’s dad when he was a child, so it’s getting on towards a hundred years old. And it’s more than a […]

Possibly The Randomest Book You’ll Ever Read

Posted on March 16th, 2015

On one of E’s earlier works, Daddy helped him with a short author bio in which it was conveyed that E’s goal is to make 100 books. He is barrelling toward this goal, let me tell you. He’s kind of obsessed with my stapler. Here’s a creation from this past week. I love how he’s unencumbered by the fetters of […]

100 Happy Days + NaBloPoMo – Day 2: Super Mom

Posted on November 2nd, 2014

I did not have to wait long for the sequel! Dad is not the only Super one, folks. *** [ad name=”Med Rec”] *** Related Posts:NaBloPoMo Meets 100 Happy Days – Day 1Possibly The Randomest Book You’ll Ever Read100 Happy Days – Day 29: Love Art100 Happy Days – Day 23: Party at the Farm100 Happy […]

NaBloPoMo Meets 100 Happy Days – Day 1

Posted on November 1st, 2014

{Hi everyone! This is yesterday’s post. It was honestly ready to go on the appropriate day, but I have been having major technical difficulties with my blog. So I’m going to sneakily attempt back-publishing it – here’s hoping this silly post will actually post. And there will be Halloween photos – but the technical difficulties extended […]

A Prayer for Your Family

Posted on January 3rd, 2013

Seven years ago, in my second year of teaching, I taught at a Catholic elementary school. I’m not Catholic, but French teachers are often in short supply, and I was in no position to be picky about jobs. Sometimes I was a bit uncomfortable being a Quaker inside the Catholic bubble with all the unfamiliar […]

Too much to say, too little to say

Posted on December 18th, 2012

Sean asked me yesterday if I blog to try to “make sense of the world.” Yes. Absolutely. That has never been more true than now. I also blog because, as I know from keeping a diary for so long, it helps a lot in painful moments. It’s a way for me to remove a piece […]

Newtown

Posted on December 14th, 2012

Images dropping before my mind’s eye like slides: lockdown drills suddenly in sharp focus, children huddling with their backs against the wall, invisible to an intruder, teachers shushing them and hoping they’d manage in a real emergency. Now there are real pictures. Children who will now always feel sick at the sound of a loud […]

Haiku About my Kids

Posted on November 18th, 2012

I am not a poet. Still, sometimes life seems a bit more manageable with a prescribed number of syllables, doesn’t it? *** Small furious boy growls and pounds the couch cushions his mind filled with NO. *** When a little guy endeavours to create art his tongue must stick out. *** Blue eyes gazing up […]

Sebastian’s Birthday: A Lullaby for my Children

Posted on July 10th, 2012

Monday morning – July 9th, 2012 Dear Sebastian, It’s 9:04 a.m. as I begin this post. It was important to me to write this morning, because I know that at this same hour, one year ago, you were still in my arms. It is exactly the same kind of morning it was on the day […]

 
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