Posts about Announcements

Meet Me in Denver on Oct 4th!

I'm pleased to support Megan Streit Wilson in her kickstarter campaign to raise money for the production of a Lock-On Table Tray (pictured).   I have donated money to her campaign, and I'll be helping out at her event in Denver on October 4th.  More on that in a minute.  First, why I support this:  I have found that including children at the table as young as possible, rather … [Read more...]

Tele-Class Earlier for Foreign Participants

At the request of participants abroad, I'll be moving the Tele-Class time two hours earlier to make it more feasible for folks from around the world. It will now take place on Sundays starting at 11am Pacific Time (2pm Eastern Time, 7pm London Time, 9pm Israeli Time).  Classes last 1 hour and 20 minutes.  This class has had participants from England, Scotland, Italy, … [Read more...]

Next Tele-Class Starts Oct 19th

The live Tele-Class is back!  After a year long break to finish my dissertation and have a baby, I’ll be offering Joyful Days with Toddlers & Preschoolers again in October/November. This six-week multi-media class is a combination of practical tips and inspiration to help your days go more smoothly.  It uses live phone calls (recorded in case you miss one), readings, … [Read more...]

Welcome, Baby Sophie!

Hello Joyful Readers--  Have you wondered where I've been for the past several months?  Why I haven't been writing new blog posts?  Well, it's because I've been busy having a baby!  My husband and I welcomed Sophia Brandywyne Collins into our lives on January 13th, 2014, weighing 7lbs 7oz.  The birth was intense, relatively fast, and completely amazing.  And having a newborn … [Read more...]

Last Tele-Class Before My Maternity Leave

Dear Readers,  If you're looking for some inspiration for your parenting or caregiving, I'd like to invite you to sign up for my six-week Tele-Class, Joyful Days with Toddlers & Preschoolers, starting October 13th.  This class is a combination of live conference calls, readings, video footage of me interacting with the children in my (former) home daycare Rainbow Bridge … [Read more...]

The Website Is Having a Makeover!

Check out the new Joyful Toddlers website! Many thanks to my web redesign team, Kay Diamond and Wahhab Baldwin, with logo design by Aditto Chan at This has been a labor of love on Kay & Wahhab's part as their expertise was far beyond my budget. But because they are my lovely Father (web programmer) and Stepmom (web designer), and have recently retired, they … [Read more...]

Get Joyful Toddlers posts by email!

H Everyone, You can finally subscribe to have new Joyful Toddlers posts sent to you by email. Simply click on the "follow" button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, and then confirm through the link sent to your inbox. (Update: apparently, it's not working for people who have signed up as members for my Tele-classes. I'll look into this and get it sorted. … [Read more...]


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