Posts filed under: Quietly Making Noise

Quietly making noise: Slow down and build a fort

Jorden Blucher | Contributor This month I was going to write about the lack of civility and manners in our society and how we as parents need to step up...

Quietly Making Noise: Distraction techniques at their best

Jorden Blucher | Contributor Do you ever feel like a failure as a parent? I do. More often than I would care to admit to myself or to others. I...

Quietly Making Noise: A cocktail of love, faith, prayer and determination

Jorden Blucher | Contributor Driving the boys to school the day after the election Noah remarked; “Dad, next election I’ll be 11 and in 5th grade.” I shuddered a little...

Quietly making noise: Planning your microadventure

The best way to have a microadventure is to plan one, not just in your mind—you need to write it down on the calendar. This is imperative because if you...

Quietly making noise

I classify a microadventure as anything that is out of the house, out of the yard (unless you’re having a family slumber party there) and outside for an hour or...

Quietly Making Noise: Bang! Toy Guns and Our Children

My mother, who has always hated guns, never dissuaded us from playing with toy ones. There was, however, a lot of talk about gun safety, and we were routinely quizzed...