Liz Stockwell

Liz Stockwell has a PhD in zoology from the University of Washington and lives in Burnaby, British Colombia. After experiencing the hectic pace of combined teaching, parenting, and academic life, she decided to be home with her two young children full-time. In her off-hours, she squeezes in writing projects (occasionally!) and enjoys exploring the forest and seashore with her family.

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October 29, 2013
Evolving views of childhood.
October 8, 2013
Adding a dog to the family.
August 27, 2013
Staying connected to family.
August 6, 2013
Time together in the summer.
July 23, 2013
Lessons from an opportunity.
April 23, 2013
First day of school ... what am I going to wear?
April 2, 2013
Every once in a while I have the chance to put together a new lecture on a topic I find so compelling, it’s difficult to know what information to leave out.  These days I’m putting together a series of biodiversity lectures and hands-on activities for a course I’m teaching next month, and planning these is like eating candy, they’re such a treat.  I’m especially giddy about the chance to talk about bird diversity, as much for my own interest as for the chance to look at lectures from years back with fresh eyes.
March 12, 2013
There are many occasions when we question our abilities and decisions as parents, even when we know we’re being silly.  Do I push too hard; am I not pushing enough? Do I let my children eat too little; do I let them eat too much? Am I giving them too much time on their own; am I suffocating them by not letting them have more time on their own? Would they be healthier if I’d done x; would they be healthier if I hadn’t done x?  And on and on.
February 12, 2013
Another morning all home together.  As I begin this blog, it’s a holiday here in BC, the very first celebration of the newly created Family Day.  With this holiday, plus two professional development days for teachers, the short month of February is a very short month indeed for school children.  For many families the extra days off mean scrambles for childcare and fewer hours for those who depend on the time their children are in school to get work done.
January 29, 2013
I spent this past Sunday afternoon watching 11-year-old boys punch, kick, and yell at one another. No, it wasn’t a play date gone bad, or a hockey brawl. With clenched fists, my heart in my stomach, and held breath I watched my son spar in a karate tournament.

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