I grew up playing tennis. What I loved about it, that I miss in normal life is that when you had a problem with any stroke you could go out and do it over and over and over again until you got it right. You can’t do that in real life. If you screwed up a … Continue reading Do it over and over and over again.
I am constantly having an inner struggle with myself about how I raise my kids. I know, we all are. For me, the questions revolve mostly around: am I pushing them enough? Am I pushing them too hard? I grew up amongst a circle of high achieving athletes and they are the ones I often … Continue reading The Power of Habit: a book for building thriving, high achievers.
In so many little and big ways I see the difference between Annika and Gemma. The biggest indicator that these two girls will be two very different women with different process on tackling problems and projects is the way they are learning to sit up, crawl and walk. I originally thought that Gemma was developing … Continue reading Gemma’s Process
I recently discovered that Annika is a kinesthetic learner. I always thought she was a visual learner but it turns out she is more of a kinesthetic and an audio learner. Luckily, not too long ago we did a hopscotch runner out of Flor tiles. I chose to do the numbers in felt instead of … Continue reading A Rug, Some Numbers and Some Learning
I planted herb seeds with P not too long ago. She helped me put them in our “pot”, which is really our broken wheel barrow. Every day we water the “seeeeeds” as she calls them. I show her the tiny budding sprouts and roots. I know she’s too young to really understand the whole concept … Continue reading Seeds