How Is Creative Reuse Like Algebra?

How many times have you heard (or said), “Why do I have to learn algebra? It’s not like I’ll ever use it in real life!” As a parent, I’ve had to get quite creative – justifying algebra and several of its equally frustrating peers – to help my kids understand[Read more]

Can’t See the Trees for the Forest

When I worked as a professional organizer, my focus was on helping clients look at the big picture. When you’re deciding what to keep and what to toss, it’s easy to get sidetracked by certain items or an entire room and not look at your life/space as a whole – you[Read more]

Mapping Our Bathroom

Our oldest son has always loved maps. One of his gifts, thanks to his place on the autism spectrum, is the ability to recall directions to and from any place he’s ever been and any place he’s ever studied on a map. One summer, when he was 4, maybe 5, I[Read more]