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Car project (entry 1 of 4)

By kate on January 21st, 2010

I have taken my engine apart, reassembled it, and lived to tell the tale. Not only that, but I’m left with a nicely running car that I can finally drive again. I’ll get into the details shortly but I have to say I’m feeling pretty proud of myself at the moment. I feel knowledgeable and […]

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The mindset that makes smart kids fail

By kate on December 1st, 2007

I just read this fascinating article (long, but worthwhile) about what makes smart kids successful and what doesn’t: The Secret to Raising Smart Kids Hint: Don’t tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort-not on intelligence or ability-is key to success in school and in […]

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For Science!

By kate on August 23rd, 2007

Yesterday, Ruby did her part to contribute to science: we were invited to come to I-LABS to participate in a study. I’m a big fan of I-LABS, a UW lab that studies cognitive development, and have had the opportunity to tour the labs and hear about their research. It was I-LABS who recently pissed off […]

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Thoughts after first birthing class

By kate on January 18th, 2006

We attended our first (of six) birthing classes tonight, at the home of our instructor, Penny Simkin. She’s been a childbirth educator for almost forty years, taught almost ten thousand women/couples, and literally wrote the book on it all. We got a copy of that book, as well as a book she wrote for birth […]

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Learning Languages

By kate on May 26th, 1999

I’m learning Spanish! The reason is because I am going to Mexico for 10 days in mid-June and I was a little leery of going to a foreign country where I barely knew how to say “please”. I took French in high school, you see… (Imagine Wayne and Garth waving their fingers and saying, “Diddleiddleoo […]

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