Planning to… lead the way

Tiny’s charter school started virtually the second week of August… and we’ve been going strong long before many of our local public schools were even considering opening their fall session. To say that virtual school leaves much to be desired is an understatement. Virtual school is UN-delicious. The biggest challenge we’ve faced during all of … Continue reading Planning to… lead the way

Planning for… intentional conversation

I had a whole series of posts planned for July on preparing for school... but I couldn't even begin to write and edit them when I simply had no idea what school was actually going to look like. In our home we’ve opted for the full-time virtual kindergarten option, which still sounds like a ludicrous … Continue reading Planning for… intentional conversation

Why I participate in Small Business Saturday

I love my local True Value franchise. I'm not kidding. It's seriously the best store. They have a smaller selection than some of the the larger hardware stores but there is one major difference: all of the items they sell are high quality and the employees know about each of the items. In addition to being able to provide a quality sales … Continue reading Why I participate in Small Business Saturday

Why I don’t do Black Friday

Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week? This year has simply flown by! Today I'm going to take a little detour (not really a break, though) from the series on considering others to talk consumerism and how much I dislike everything about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday promotes mind-blowing behavior. Let’s call it … Continue reading Why I don’t do Black Friday

Share your smile with others

In my experience, learning to consider others starts in your neighborhood. Kids can learn to understand connections to others by understanding proximity and interaction. According to some recent studies, Americans (and other developed nations, too) are far less likely to know who their neighbors are. In fact, only 31% of Americans polled by Pew said … Continue reading Share your smile with others