Our lives are governed by our imaginations. This season we will explore ways to turn your child’s creativity loose and learn why boredom can be a good thing. That’s right. A good and necessary thing in learning to fly. Stay tuned!
True exuberant fun for children does not take a great deal of money. That tickly monster game you play before bath? Jackpot! Kids in the kitchen helping to make cookies? Fantastic! More often than not it is the spontaneous and goofy asides that make the best memories. But then a stretch of days like spring […]
By Rebecca Lemar When I think back to before I was “Mama,” there’s a young lady who cared a lot about sleeping in, living for weekends, traveling far, swimming deep. And she was an amazing girl in her element, a little lonely, but charismatic and adventurous. And I miss her. I feel like her older […]
by Rebecca Lemar This is a fun and super easy project! We laughed and laughed. The materials are simple. The procedure is fast and requires no more than observation. Before dropping in the raisin, ask your preschooler, “What do you think will happen to the raisin?” What you will need: • Sparkling water • Raisins […]
Start this early enough for the grass seed to germinate and thicken in time for Easter morning, a few weeks should do it. What you will need: Basket Large plastic bag Potting soil Grass seed (available in small quantities at nurseries or hardware stores) Cut the plastic bag into a piece large enough to fit […]
It was sunny yesterday, one of those gorgeous spring days that make strangers fall irrationally in love with this Northwest corner of the world. The temperature hovered around tee shirt and all I wanted to do was ride my bike really fast somewhere. I felt like Finn, who is 5 years-old and so alarmingly alive […]