sink or swim

Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim. You all know I am very “you make your own mistakes” in regards to my kids. If you don’t, you must not be a faithful reader. Yet. In general, my kids will succeed […]


#11 – learn

I just picked this bundle for my kids. We’ve brainstormed a bundle worth over $300 in the Humble Brainiac Book Bundle Presented by No Starch Press via @humble I’m a fan of life-long learning. […]


Homework Planners

Did you know? We’re offering up free of charge ModifiedMotherhood’s Homework Planners. Each PDF is one full sized standard page. There are four font options, 1942 Report; Butcher and Block; Ca Postal; and Lulo. I made these for my […]

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Writing Prompt #10 – School

I’m drafting this in the pick up line at an elementary school I’ve been bringing children to since 1997. Last year I watched as the principal that’s been here since then (I think, if not, she […]

Revolutionize School

Revolutionize School

Why go to school for nine months when you can compress it into six weeks of summer school for full credit?  Why teach how we teach and not focus on one area for six weeks […]

Rotten to the (Common) Core


Have you seen this %fuck-yer video? Hilarity. Oh, obviously not work safe. Or possibly kid safe if your kids aren’t mine.  Onto more pressing things. This is turning into a Common Core blog! I’m sorry! I […]

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Common Core

My last few instagrams have been tagged with #commoncore #commoncoresucks #ihatepicturesofmath #floridaeducation #thirdgrade #math and I should have added #frustratedthirdgrader #frustratedparent and a few other choice #expletives on top of those. That image is the […]