December 1, 2018

We have a family tradition that I am excited to share with you - our Gratitude Tree. There is much that I love about this tradition.

October 25, 2018


I don’t know how to tell you this,


you’re not perfect.

You never will be.

You keep growing and messing up

and learning,

and your quirks become strengths.

You are SO much better than

perfect, love.

-Lin Manuel Miranda

There is no such thing as a Perfect parent.


September 18, 2018

Kindergarten was a big transition for Hugo, from his 3-hour day of free-play in an outdoor yard, to a 6-hour structured day, mostly inside.  And yet, when I picked him up in the afternoon, his teachers would often tell me how well-behaved, thoughtful and kind he was du...

March 26, 2018

Special Time is the fastest way to increase connection with your child.  It is also provides parents a window into their world, because children process everything they’re dealing with through play. As Maria Montessori said, Play is the work of the child.  If you misse...

March 7, 2018

Since June 2017, I have been excited to write about Special Time.  Every month I think of the connection that makes Special Time a perfect subject.  Why?  Because, it is ALWAYS a good time to increase the connection we have with our children.

Connection is tru...

May 30, 2017

When we have packed a picnic lunch and find ourselves under a dark storm cloud, with thunder and lightening, it is hard to remember that we need rain for flowers to grow.  Yet, the saying remains true, April Showers Bring May Flowers.  I would like to share a bouq...

April 17, 2017

Let’s begin Welcoming Emotions.  All Emotions.  Everyone has the right to their own feelings, even if we disagree or think the feelings are inconvenient, unnecessary or ridiculous.

February 2, 2017

Happy New Year!   Happy Lunar New Year! 2017 - you are here.  

Choose Love, Choose Love, Choose Love.




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