The Big Picture

This picture is a powerful reminder to me that everything I do with my children is part of a bigger picture, a bigger plan. We’re just playing a game of pick up soccer, but each step, each move I put on him, each pivot is a piece of the portrait of his life. He...

5 Ways to Encourage Literacy

My little guy is a reading machine lately. Sitting at the counter at breakfast, he’s reading the syrup bottle; putting on his shoes, he’s reading the artwork on the wall; driving down the road, he’s pointing out signs and asking what...

Flip Your View

Camden’s teacher has taught him to “flip the vowel,” when he is reading. So, when he comes to the word “dig” and pronounces the word with a long i sound, and he realizes it doesn’t make sense, I just say, “try flipping the...