Anachan's Corner

One woman's journey through marriage, motherhood, and the classroom…

Archive for July, 2016

One of My Past Lives

In a past life, I was an Elizabethan-era Scottish lady. Sort of. For years, my husband and I played with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Members like to say that the SCA is all about re-creating the Middle Ages “as they should have been.” (There is no gender bias, for instance.) The period recreated runs roughly […]

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The Starting Point

Some years ago, I went to a training about a method for teaching parents to work with and relate to their children well. Attending this training with me were others involved in the program for which I was teaching, helping high-school-age parents graduate and prepare to be effective parents. As the presenter spoke with us […]

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