Teaching Mindfulness to Kids


“My hope and wish is that one day, formal education will pay attention to what I call education of the heart. Just as we take for granted the need to acquire proficiency in the basic academic subjects, I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will [Read On]

Books for Raising Mindful Children


On our journey to homeschooling we continue to think long and hard about what and how to teach our two boys asking questions like “Who are they?” “How do they learn?” “What do we want for them?” Time and time again we come back to hoping our children are happy and kind. We want them [Read On]

Preschool Homeschool Routine


Here is a sample of one morning this week (J is 3.25 and Y is 1.75 years old): We started the morning pre-breakfast with Whale coloring and connecting the dots pages. Opening Song: Round and Round by Deborah Stewart This song is lovely and great to get my boys’ bodies moving but also gets their [Read On]

DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 :: Earth {A Play Date}

Design Your Own Reusable Bag

I am honored to be a part of the DailyBuzz Moms April 9×9 challenge. As you know, Earth Day was last Sunday. I have always appreciated Earth Day but now, with two young children, the significance has newfound meaning. We celebrated with raw enthusiasm this year. As a finale, we hosted a “Celebrate the Earth” [Read On]

Montessori at Home: Movement

Kids on the Move

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend the American Montessori Society conference in San Francisco. One workshop I chose to sit in was called “Kids on the Move” based on an incredible book and concept called Brain Gym by Paul and Gail Dennison. The presentation was led by the exuberant Melani Alexander Fuchs. I [Read On]