Nurturing Civility

Civility: politeness, courtesy, respect, mannerliness, graciousness, consideration, gentility. Think of what can be lost when a family doesn’t practice civility at home –opportunities to connect; to work as a team; to support one another; to learn patience and self-control. As our culture declines in it’s expectation of and commitment to civility, it becomes even more […]

“Finish It Flaversham!”

Ha! This is one of our family’s most frequent movie quotes. Do you recognize it? It was hissed at the clock maker, Hiram Flaversham, by the evil Professor Ratigan. Do you remember that part of The Great Mouse Detective? Many years ago, I had a conversation with my husband about feeling like I couldn’t keep […]

Think Process

Do you ever get out of patience because it seems as though you are teaching and learning, but you don’t know if you or your children are making any progress? Teaching and learning are kind of like growing out a bad haircut. It takes 1000 times longer than you want it to take! And it […]

Perspective

I’m excited to share an article with you that a dear friend recently shared with me. {Thank you Ann!} She reports that it was written at least 40 years ago and has no byline except, Anonymous. Knowing that this was written before many of you were born, I offer a few notes about the author’s […]

The Gathering

I love baskets. There are so many things you can organize and carry and make beautiful with them! And it seems that we women are drawn to the process of collecting and storing whether it be food for a family or fabric for a new project. Some gathering can become troublesome though can’t it? The […]