Friday, February 24, 2006

Contents, Housework, Hannah Jenner

I've been working on the contents page. It will always be woefully
lacking, but it might lead you to some areas you hadn't seen lately
(or ever):
I plan to work on it some more later today.

There's something new and inspiring about housework and chores, at
the bottom of this page, written today by CelticFrau/Nancy B.

That's Hannah on the left.

Diana Jenner's daughter Hannah died this morning, February 24. She
was nine and a half and had leukemia. Her dad died five years ago,
of cancer.

There is a new page concerning the coordination of family assistance,
because it was thought there would be a couple of years of
chemotherapy. The page will remain for a while, as Diana and Hayden
will need support. There are photos of Hannah, in case some of you
met her at Live and Learn conferences near Boston or St. Louis.
the page is no longer up

Even those who don't know the family can benefit by remembering and
appreciating that we are with our children more than we might be in
other circumstances.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

young kids, language, obsession, books

I'm sure all of these will be added to as time goes by.
Fun and Games with Language Arts
A place to send people who ask about "pre-school" and toddler aged kids.
This came up today, and gave me an excuse to link a couple of older bits.
What of a narrowly-focussed obsession or hobby? (I'd love additions for this.)
From a conversation a week or two back, about whether it hurts or helps to avoid babytalk, or to use more than one word for an object or idea.
I've saved a little file called "compost" for a long time, and got a reason to use it. There are links to other pages on "getting it."
Stories about the power and importance of books. A couple of the stories I've told repeatedly are written down. Partly bio, partly evidence for book worship and such.

Sunday, February 5, 2006

I made a mouseover!

Not a big deal for most people, but for me, big deal. House and yard page: if you hold the mouse over the photo of the kids, it should change.

I kind of liked the format of my dog and cats and flowers where they were before, and I don't like it yet here, but will keep working on it.

Saturday, February 4, 2006

new and fun; not so important

I discovered the custom 404 page capability,

so make up a wrong address

or use this one if you want to see it.