Wide Open School

What is it: Wide Open School is a free, ad-free, very comprehensive set of lesson plans for all ages, gathered from 75 different educational websites such as Khan Academy, TedED, YouTube, Google Arts & Culture and many others. The lesson plans change every day, including weekends, and are available up to two weeks in advance,… Continue reading Wide Open School

Children’s Museum Networks

There are four networks of children’s museums in the U.S.: ACM – Association of Children’s Museums ASTC – Association of Science-Technology Centers NARM – North American Reciprocal Museum and ROAM – Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (If there’s another that I missed, please let me know at matt@matchstick.com). Belonging to a network means you can… Continue reading Children’s Museum Networks

Parenting Rules

A growing list of wisdom I’ve gained over the years. • No grudges/punishments after midnight. This applies to spouses as well. Everyone (including you) gets a clean slate in the morning. Everyone deserves a fresh start and second chance. And just as importantly, it’s stressful and exhausting to try and remember every bad behavior that… Continue reading Parenting Rules