Outdoor Rules to Live & to Teach

outdoor rules to live by

“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~ George Santayana Go Outside Every Day Yes, every day. Better yet begin and end the day with fresh air. The best way to wake up and to unwind from the day. Do Not be Afraid Get dirty. Be welcoming of critters. When I heard one of my [Read On]

I am the Mother of Sons

Mom and her Sons

I am the mother of three boys. This role is special. It is unique.  I will be loved, very loved, by my boys.  I will be a queen, most of the time, in our home. I accept all this loveliness. Yet, ever since learning our third healthy baby is a boy, I have had to [Read On]

How to Survive Watching a Child Get Crushed on the Playground


I know. I am not alone. Maybe experiencing your child get crushed on the playground is some sort of initiation to the next level of parenting toughness, or maybe it is just a cruel way of reminding us parents that we made the decision to bring this child into the world…so we must allow him [Read On]

Valentine’s Day Books for Young Boys


Most of us have a Love/Hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. Even when I was younger and didn’t have a significant other to celebrate the day, I always understood that the day was a celebration of more than romantic love.  The message and meaning I want to convey to my boys (ages 4, 3 and Due [Read On]

Martin Luther King Activities for Kids


Playing the ‘I Have a Dream‘ speech is a perfect introduction to the significance of Martin Luther King Jr.. Last year my sons were 3.5 and 2 years old. My older son had a few questions but we didn’t go very much in depth on the topic of equality, peace and diversity. Anti-bias is a [Read On]

Montessori Books for Expecting Parents


Positive Discipline: The First Three Years by Jane Nelson seriously changed my life. Yes, that sounds dramatic, I know, but learning a bit about child development and how to respond to and listen to your child is hard work and takes a lot of practice. Shockingly, being positive doesn’t come naturally to most of us, so [Read On]