As a long time early childhood educator I think it must be an interesting time to be a child. We live in a period of great uncertainty and face a future that will almost certainly be unlike anything that has gone before or that any of us can imagine. The pace of social change .... read more
Just as we may set goals for ourselves, guiding our children in goal setting is valuable to their own creative development. Studies show that children (and adults) who define their own goals and reflect on their struggles and accomplishments are more likely to have success wit.... read more
The very idea of "family music" (music that young kids and parents love) may be a rather recent invention, but it has certainly proved a fertile one. For every new baby born, it seems, there's a groovy new album of folk/rap/reggae/international/techno/rock music for kids and t.... read more
Of the many forehead-thumping revelations that come with parenting preschoolers, not least is this one: our little ones teach us a whole lot more than we teach them. Or at least it often feels that way, especially when we are trying to teach them something. More often than not.... read more
We are committed to our resolutions to be wiser, calmer, even Savvy-er parents. We are committed to taking stock and keeping track in the warmest, lightest-hearted way we can find. We are committed to enjoying the journey of life with our little ones. Sure, sometimes all .... read more
It seems to be a feature of contemporary parenting that we are endlessly curious about other parents. We see families with children of a similar age as ours at the park, at birthday parties, at school; we watch our old friends become parents -- and we wonder, how do they do it.... read more
My son was born exactly three weeks before Christmas, on an unseasonably warm, dark, starlit morning that smelled of antiseptic and sugar cookies. When he arrived, after a noisy, bewilderingly short labor, he was pale and heavy and beautiful. He was sharp nails; he was hunger;.... read more
There is something about the age of six during the holidays. My son is six, and he has truly wrapped himself within the magic that is Christmas. His questions and Christmas considerations are hopeful and breathless. Everything is real. The possibilities are endless. Family and.... read more
Christmas is a magical time of year, few will deny that. My mother loved to emphasize the magic of Christmas, and now I love creating that magic for my own children. My favorite Christmas memory started at my grandma's house. My siblings and I were disappointed when we realiz.... read more
Main IngredientThe main ingredients in shampoo are surfactants, chemicals which help remove the waxy oil secreted by hair follicles. Unfortunately, many of these are irritating or allergenic. In 2004 the American Contact Dermatitis Society named the surfactant cocamidopropyl b.... read more
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