Children & Parenting · Whispers of Faith · Women

Should Mamas Stay Home with their Babies?

Earlier this month I shared a section from a seminar I did on feminism a few years ago (Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?). To answer another controversial question – should mamas stay home with their babies? – here’s the next section from that seminar.   What Adds Real… Continue reading Should Mamas Stay Home with their Babies?

Children & Parenting · Current Events · Daily Living

Our Culture Needs to Remember How to Do Hard and Boring Things

As a teacher, I love to make learning fun in the classroom. I love incorporating games and projects as much as possible because it’s been proven that we usually remember things better this way – and I have more fun teaching. But not everything can be fun in life. And the older you get in… Continue reading Our Culture Needs to Remember How to Do Hard and Boring Things

Bookish Delights · Children & Parenting · Current Events

Five Young Adult Books to Spark Conversation About Current Events

Children’s books have moved into the spotlight this past week with the announcement of Dr. Seuss Enterprises pulling six Dr. Seuss books from publication due to claims of racism. I’ll linger on that story long enough to say these few things: First of all, I’m just as much against banning books as I am against… Continue reading Five Young Adult Books to Spark Conversation About Current Events

A Schoolteacher's Musings · Children & Parenting

Teaching in a Strange New Land – Hope for Teachers & Parents

We thought, as teachers, that we had seen it all. We thought we had endured every kind of stress imaginable. We thought we had this adaptability thing down. And then COVID-19 hit. And in the span of a day or two, we had to create a whole new learning environment for our students. We had… Continue reading Teaching in a Strange New Land – Hope for Teachers & Parents

A Schoolteacher's Musings · Children & Parenting

We Do Need to Talk to Our Children About Sex

If you live in Washington state, you may (or may not) have been aware that a bill passed this last week to require public schools to teach “comprehensive sexual health education to all K-12 students.” After reading a friend’s well-thought out and well-researched Facebook post on it (which I wholeheartedly agreed with and will reiterate… Continue reading We Do Need to Talk to Our Children About Sex