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Going Out on a Limb with Idioms

Idioms are a dime a dozen. Long story short, any list of idioms is just a drop in the bucket. According to Wikipedia, “It is estimated that there are at least twenty-five thousand idiomatic expressions in the English language.” 303 more words


7 Tips to Help Children Learn from Their Mistakes

While I was working on the computer a few days ago, Georgia (20 months old) wanted to sit beside me and do some coloring. I set her up with one of her favorite coloring books and a small lunchbox full of old crayons. 424 more words


Tina Fey's Rules of Improv...and Parenting

I recently listened to Tina Fey’s book, Bossypants on my Audible.com app. I loved it! One of my favorite parts was when she talked about getting her start in improv. 298 more words


An Alternative to Monotonous Alphabet Practice

This summer, I have the absolute pleasure of tutoring one of my former students, J. I wanted to review the alphabet with him, but I wanted to do it in a fun way. 491 more words


Letting go and fueling teamwork

I love kayaking and being on the water. I have canoed in Ohio & South Dakota. Kayaked in South Dakota, Idaho, and Montana. I have also white water rafted the Snake River (super high spring) in Idaho, and near Duluth in Minnesota. 560 more words

Whimsical Life Happens

Practicing School Skills at Home in a Fun Way

My 3 year old is curious about everything. Her latest focus has been on trying to write and draw with markers, crayons, and color pencils. She enjoys coloring books, but she was quickly getting bored. 507 more words


Reverend Clementa Pinckney

I saw a film clip of the Reverend Clementa Pinckney’s body being carried past that terrible flag and being place in the capitol building to lie in state until his funeral on Friday. 41 more words