Parents spend a lot of time reminding their children to say please and thank you. “What do you say?” is one those refrains we never thought we’d hear ourselves say…and yet, we say it all the time.But what about the flip side? How often do we remind ourselves to express.... read more
As a child in the early 70s, we had very traditional Thanksgivings at my grandparent's home. My sisters and I would be dressed in homemade matching dresses, in the loudest fabric the decade could provide. My brother wore a suit, as did all the other men, and of course all the .... read more
Halloween’s hedonistic greediness is past (has the candy "gone bad" and disappeared at your house yet?), and the Thanksgiving season is upon us. For those of us with young children who tend to mark the passage of time according to holidays and seasons, this new phase of th.... read more
Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree is one of the many books that our generation has rediscovered upon becoming parents. It's ubiquitous—found in every library, bookstore, and preschool classroom. And yet, rereading it again for the first time in thirty (or so) years can come.... read more
Thanksgiving, as hard as it is to believe, is now just a couple of days away, and the time seems right, on the cusp of this season of feasting and family, to take stock of all the abundance in our lives. Whether you count your blessings, thank your lucky stars, or just ruminat.... read more
Do you have Thanksgiving meal planning on your mind by any chance? Just a little bit? In between all the other thoughts that ordinarily compose your day, are you fretting about table decorations, seating arrangements, or what dishes you'll be contributing to the family table? .... read more
We love preschools that allow our children to do interesting, inspired art projects. We love seeing the work of our little artists. We also wonder what on earth to do with all the stuff that comes dashing in the door every single school day. We admit it, we are drowning. Loo.... read more
Thanksgiving is a special time of year. Squeezed between the sugar-filled chaos of Halloween and the frenzied pace of the winter holidays, it's a time to sit down, reflect, and enjoy time with those we love. (Unless you're making the turkey, of course!) Thanksgiving is also a .... read more
With lots of big family gatherings and meals ahead of us in the near future (who can believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away?) now seems like a good time to teach our tots to set the table. Do any of you have memories of setting the family dinner table as a chil.... read more
I've been on one airplane with my kids so far this year. It was an East to West Coast trip, not an insignificant length of time to be on a plane with children. We've done the same trip more times than I can count, so at this point we pretty much know what to pack. And now that.... read more
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