Building A Better Student: Character Note

Dear Parent, I’m writing to say thank you for teaching your child to write thank you notes. You’ve obviously figured out what too many other parents have not, mainly that a vital element in a student’s education and growth involves gratitude. It’s funny, too, because so many parents are looking for any sort of edge […]

We Owe So Much

Part and parcel of Memorial Day celebrations around here include the local parade and memorial service at a cemetery. The boys march in the parade with the Scouts, then have a part in the service before officially retiring any flags that are too old or damaged to fly any more. This is a special day. […]

Gratitude

I didn’t know what I wanted to say on the anniversary of 9/11 last week, so I didn’t post anything here on the blog. Instead we watched a little bit of the coverage in the morning and I explained the story to the boys again. The older boys were only 3 and we didn’t have […]

Thanks, Friends

I was looking through the blog and reflecting on 2008, and I thought it’d be neat to make a list of everyone who took the time to comment this year. Do you know how many people that is? Rather than make you just scroll through an admittedly long list of links, I’ve added in a […]