If you’ve ever read a board book to a toddler, you may have encountered this one: After 5 pages, or maybe the the thirteenth time it’s toddled up to your lap, you start omitting large swaths of story. Why would anyone in their right mind put this damn many words in a board book? It’s… Read More The board book: friend or enemy?
Ever find yourself fantasizing about what you might write someday, if you just had the space or time? If you answered a remote yes to this question, and you happen to live in the Bay Area, then I have a gift to give you. My friend Susie Meserve, who also happens to be a riveting… Read More Giveaway! Writing and movement workshop!
Some pretty mind blowing stuff went down for me in September that I’m only just beginning to articulate. I went to this rad women and kids communing with nature power weekend with Jo. We ate and sang and played and learned and gathered around the fire together. And once Jo got his bearings, and he and a… Read More Energetic Boundaries 101
If you’ve tried to find kids’ media that is gentle but edgy enough, that respects a kid’s need for safety and curiosity about danger, then you know you’re in for an epic and unsatisfying quest. We’ve waded through all sorts of “kids” movies. Some left Jo huddled in the corner of the couch with hands… Read More Dreamy movies for kids and grownups
I learned it from Kidpower, this kick ass group that taught our preschool about safety and strangers. (The reason Kidpower kicks ass is because they teach a whole boat-load of potentially freaky stuff in the spirit of personal power and curiosity, not fear.) Our Kidpower trainer did it first. This very together woman with a very together haircut and strong,… Read More Scripting my kids to emotional intelligence
I was surprised that you all related so well to my post about losing my dreams. When I wrote that one and hit the old PUBLISH button, I worried that it would thud into your lives as a big ol’ downer. Maybe it did. But as usual, reading your responses helped me feel like part of the human… Read More Where I found my dreams
Step right up! Get it while it’s hot! Get it while it’s buttered! Parenting advice you actually want is being served up by my favorite experts. Congrats, Susie, you won!! See Angela’s letter below for help with your kid morning dilemma. And congrats to Allison, vjentzsch and Jacquie (and the hoardes of the rest of… Read More Giveaway winner: how to survive mornings with your kids!