Author Archives: Territoons


r&train cars

Currently, the politically correct way to deal with a young child’s misbehavior is to redirect them to a more appropriate activity. Is there any causal relationship, I wonder, between that and the fact that as our kids get older they have a difficult time staying on task? What are we teaching them? That when the Read More →

Balboa Park Butterfly and Apple

Balboa Park Butterfly

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an Apple fan from way back in the days of the Centris and flying toasters. I am loyal to Apple. Currently my home/school has 5 iPads, 3 iPhones, and two iMacs, and believe me I would have more if I could. I just upgraded to the iPhone 6plus Read More →

RAD whining


I don’t want to fall into the habit of whining…it’s too easy…and yet it seems to be my go-to place lately. I hate that. But…I had a rough day with my Li’l Rosebug yesterday. Even though she is flying through the schoolwork, it’s not for lack of arguing and fighting with me every step of Read More →

Sombreros and the ending sound /m/…

Ending sound m

So I was getting ready to meet with a friend for a cup of coffee. As I was leaving my li’l Rosebug runs up to me and says “Can I do my homework on the computer while you are gone?” I thought that was a great idea, and told her as much. And I reminded Read More →

In spite of…

square R drawing

In spite a very difficult start to our first day of our new homeschool,  my li’l ‘Rosebug drew one of her most proficient drawings for a school assignment. It is supposed to be a drawing of her home, featuring things that start with the letters A and B. In the picture the Rosebug is eating an Read More →


squirrel (chipmunk)

We are starting a new school today, my li’l Rosebug and I. It’s an online homeschool called “Connections Academy”. We put the ‘Bug in public school for first grade last year. Boy was THAT a waste of time! At that point we didn’t know we were going to be adopting her, and I didn’t have Read More →

Time on a Wall…

blank clock face

Pretty tight schedule around here on weekday mornings. I get up at 4am and work on the computer as that is the only time that my brain function and peace and quiet coordinate around here. My first childcare kid comes in about 5:30. Thankfully my early childcare kids are content to watch TV in the morning, Read More →

A Year Old Conversation

An old conversation I had with a respected friend a year ago about my li’l Rosebug:   ME: Her teacher cut down on homework significantly. I felt like 90% of her problems are attitudinal, with focus issues…. It is just so hard to pin point. When she is in a good, cooperative space (which is rare when Read More →