Wizarding School Locations from Harry Potter (or Love Letters to My Kids)

"The map above shows the locations of the 8 Wizarding schools that have been revealed so far, that exist in the Harry Potter universe." Source: Wizarding School Locations from Harry Potter - Brilliant Maps I've always loved maps and map-making. As a kid, I filled notebooks with imaginary island countries or continents (and their cities) on … Continue reading Wizarding School Locations from Harry Potter (or Love Letters to My Kids)

To Post or Not to Post About Your Kid’s Success?

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On the topic of whether parents should post about their kids' college acceptance on Facebook, but a good reminder for all of us parents who grew up in a time before social media and are still figuring out its long term impacts on ourselves and our children: "This isn’t your moment, as much as it … Continue reading To Post or Not to Post About Your Kid’s Success?

Our Week in Washington D.C.; Or How do I explain to my daughters how important this all is?

"The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history. The justices ruled 5-4 that states cannot deny gay men and lesbians the same marriage rights enjoyed for thousands of years by opposite-sex couples. Within days if not hours, … Continue reading Our Week in Washington D.C.; Or How do I explain to my daughters how important this all is?

Shortest Day of the Year

The Sun is directly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere during the December Solstice. The December Solstice occurs when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, when the North Pole is tilted furthest – 23.5 degrees – away from the Sun. via TimeAndDate.com At 6:03 … Continue reading Shortest Day of the Year