Archive for March 2015

Messy kids: lessons learned

Initially, I wanted to blog about letting kids make messes and welcoming every second, every opportunity of that crazy experience as a chance to learn and see something new. It’s a topic important to me, and perhaps to some of my readers, but it’s not really a topic designed to make a huge impact. Sometimes... Read more »

Why I'm not pushing my three year old to read like a first grader

I’ve been holding out on you. My three year old can read—and not just the Home Depot sign either (he’s known that one since two because apparently, we fix quite a few things). He can decode words using phonetic sounds and make meaning. His teachers moved him into the first grade SRA reading text half... Read more »

Stable Mable's tips on how to survive loving your three year old

“Yo, Stable Mable, where you been at, girl?” “Shoot, I’ve been around.” No, really, I’ve been around. And by around, I mean I’ve been hibernating in my house, desperately praying for Spring to show her face. I long for the days when I can walk around outside with my kids, or let them run around... Read more »