“Yessssss,” a little voice said as I pulled out of the garage. Smiling, I asked, “What are you so excited about?” “Look at the sky,” Sam said. It was grey. … Continue Reading Looking for a Wink (Ruth’s SOLS)
This past weekend I needed to pick up a few feeding-related items for my daughter at Buy Buy Baby. Since Isabelle was sleeping, I found myself weaving through the brightly-lit … Continue Reading C’mon… Kumon?
People grumble, growl, and roll their eyes when it comes to Mondays. Monday mornings are good fodder for jokes. However, I like to look at Monday as a day of … Continue Reading Monday Possibilities.
Serendipity. Go ahead, say it aloud: serendipity. I love the way this word bumps out of my mouth. It’s a favorite word of mine, not just because of the way … Continue Reading Sundays for the Soul: Serendipity
I’ve been thinking a lot about letting little things go and focusing on the things that really matter. “Today, fill your cup with sunshine and laughter.” — Dodinsky
For the nearly 20 years, Lisa Dewey Wells has taught early childhood (three-year-olds through third grade) at independent schools in Massachusetts, New York and Maryland, including the past 12 years … Continue Reading GUEST BLOG POST: Assessment + Writing = Closure
The day I went into labor with my daughter I was transferred from a labor and delivery room to a postpartum patient room back to a labor and delivery room. … Continue Reading Misused Apostrophes
Remember this letter that Allie sent to Eve Bunting last fall along with The Ghostly Scary Mystery she wrote dedicated to Eve Bunting? Allie got a response! Yes, there was … Continue Reading Bits of This & That
When it comes to reading fiction, I have no self-control. I tell myself novels are meant to be read over a series of days. I do not have to engulf … Continue Reading Ruth’s SOLS: I Have No Self-Control
Last week, when the sun finally made an appearance on Friday afternoon, Christi and I ventured outside with her second graders and their notebooks. In the minilesson we talked about … Continue Reading Noticing the World
Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you had a good day. It’s a bittersweet day for me. I spent so many years missing a baby on this day that even now … Continue Reading Sundays for the Soul: Pass a Note
The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn’t matter. — Edward Albee
We’ll be starting our summer Friday guest blogger posts a little earlier than last year. In fact, our first guest blogger, Lisa Dewey Wells, will be posting next Friday, May … Continue Reading Guest Bloggers
There are a couple of exciting things that have happened with Day by Day since it came out late last fall. 1) Day by Day is now available as an E-Book. … Continue Reading Update: Day by Day