The richest experiences in our lives aren’t when we’re clamoring for validation from others but when we’re listening to our own voice—doing something that matters, doing it well, and doing it in the service of a greater cause. Pause for [...]
Last week’s closing left this message to our students: The answer is within YOU. I can point you in the right direction, but you’re going to have to take the next three steps...
I know this is a time in your life when you feel tossed around by your parents and sometimes even your friends. It may feel like there’s nothing you can control except the delightful escape to your phone. But though this escape may cause momentary relief, it hurts you in the long run...
It’s here. We’ve made it to winter break! After working through ALL of the learning options this fall (classroom, hybrid and distance) I know so many families, including my own, who are looking forward to taking a few well-earned days off from school...
If you know anything about our family, you may know we spend A LOT of time shuttling our kids to and from their various sports practices. That’s why Wednesday night’s announcement that youth sports would be put on “pause” for the next four weeks throughout the state of Minnesota was devastating.
We’re living in a strange, new world when it comes to what back-to-school looks this fall. Masks. Social distancing. Hybrid model. Distance learning. COVID. These are all terms that weren’t part of my vocabulary, much less my daily life and [...]
"We are not winning at distance learning today. The youngest is already back in bed. He was so crabby he refused to do his school work... even with help from us!" This is a text one of my team members [...]
Routine (noun) rü-ˌtēn. A regular course of procedure. Habitual or mechanical performance of an established procedure. This is how Merriam-Webster defines "routine." It sounds easy enough, but if you're struggling to find your groove as we all work to accept [...]
Last week almost every parent in Minnesota, and across the United States, was thrust into a new and unfamiliar role… that of a homeschool teacher. And while this is overwhelming and seemingly impossible at times, we’re all going to get [...]
As a recovering perfectionist, I am keenly aware of times when shame has clouded my perception, especially when I have felt criticized. My perception of rejection was, in those moments, more powerful than I could manage. More intense than hurt [...]