Lauren Edmunds

There has been an Increase in Children needing Glasses

This week was our bi-annual optometrist visit. We go twice a year for two reasons. The one has to do with medication my children take that has been known to affect the macula of the eye and must be checked every 6 months. The second reason is that the correct glasses stop the decline of …

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Eat the Broccoli

I am not proud of this silly story about broccoli and a boy. I, of all people, should know better. But this is the experienced me talking now, the older me, the me that has raised my children already. In this tale, I was not a mom yet, and I was about to learn a …

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First, do nothing.

You are in the audience of your child’s amazing life. There is that moment on a stage when an actor or a dancer or a musician is alone, a single spotlight creeps on. They don’t move, they wait. And everyone waits with them. The tension is rich and not one word or movement or hint …

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What do levers and long division have to do with hugs and hard labour?

We taught levers as a mechanical advantage this month. Our starting point was to tell them that the next day they were going to see if they could get a teacher up into the tree. They came to school so excited. We had a guest teacher come in because we know ‘difference’ grabs the brain’s …

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