Archive for the 'Childing Advice' Category

Feeding the Finicky Part 2: The Power of Pasta
Monday, September 24th, 2007

Pasta is one of the Punkin’s mainstays. Pasta and Ken’s–Ken’s Steakhouse Light Olive Oil Vinaigrette was for a lonnnng time the only salad dressing she could eat, and her main source of fat (kids need some fats.  Something to do with myelination I believe).  She’ll eat anything with Ken’s–pasta, breadsticks, pretzels.  We’ve even caught her […]

Feeding the Finicky Part 1: The Charm of Crumpets
Monday, September 17th, 2007

One of the biggest stress-causers of raising the Punkin is feeding the child. Not only does she have tons o’ food allergies, she also doesn’t like to eat. It’s just not high on her to-do list, and so she has to be reminded constantly to take a bite of this or that. I spend a […]

Learning Languages
Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Phonemes–those pesky sounds that make up words. Back in the first grade, when they started teaching us to read, my school used a totally phonetic format. As a result, I didn’t learn to read until the following year when my teacher taught me sight-reading rather than phonics. It seems that my ear can not hear […]

Schooling–How Young is Too Young?
Monday, August 6th, 2007

The Punkin is just over 2 1/2 years old, but I’m considering starting “schooling” this fall. This was suggested more as a way of getting some sort of routine into our extremely unscheduled lifestyle. When I spoke with a friend who has a degree in education (early childhood I believe), she seemed to think it […]