Holiday Craft Projects with Kids

Children thrive when we slow down and do things with a "sense of spaciousness": the attitude that we have enough attention for our task AND the child(ren), and that we have all the time in the world for whatever is happening right now.  During the holiday season it can be especially hard to slow down.  We still have everything we normally do, plus holiday parties, shopping for … [Read more...]

Holiday Celebrations with Toddlers

One of the things that many of us love most about holidays are the rituals: doing things the same way each year. I like to define rituals as “connecting activities that are repeated in a rhythmical manner.” The rhythm can be short, or long. It might be a little game that you play at each meal as you settle your daughter into her high chair, or it might be something that you … [Read more...]

Cold Weather Toddler Clothes

It is getting colder and colder for most of us, and the thought of dressing toddlers for the cold strikes fear into the bravest heart! Last year's clothes certainly don't fit, and unless you have hand-me-downs, you'll probably be looking for some new stuff. Let's band together and share the wisdom in our collective consciousness: what works? What doesn't? I'll share some of … [Read more...]

Dressing for Snow

With snowy weather on the horizon or outside your door, the idea of getting kids dressed to play outside can be daunting. “Is it really worth it?” you wonder to yourself. “We'll probably end up spending more time dressing and undressing than we will outside. Maybe we'll just stay in today.” … [Read more...]

Winter Activities

OK, many of us are settling into winter. It's cold, it feels like so much effort to get out the door, but if we don't go out, we end up with crazy energy in the house. And we have three more months to go! This is only the beginning! How will we possibly get through? Outside Play … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine's Day, and, even if you don't read this post until tomorrow or even many months from now, let me suggest that you let today, the day that you read this, be all about love. About love, and about cherishing the relationships that you have in your life. With young kids in the house, it can be easy to feel frazzled and like you never quite 'have it together.' … [Read more...]

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