My, how time flies! Hard to believe that it is time to send your little one off to school.
As parents, we know that preschool is the beginning of a lifelong learning adventure, but what does it mean to children? How do they make sense of it all? For many children, pre.... read more
Financial markets freezing. Stock markets volatile. Retirement and college savings accounts losing substantial value. Unemployment increasing; people anxious about their jobs. Housing values down. We're in one of those times where everything seems to be changing ra.... read more
We all know the wisdom of the old adage "it is better to give than to receive," but it rings true during the holidays more so than at any other time of year. As a parent, you know that there is nothing better than seeing your child's face light up when she opens up a brand ne.... read more
Sometimes in all the rushing around, we forget to slow down and enjoy the moments. Shopping together takes the place of sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows. Hopping from party to party supplants taking the time to walk around and sing carols to your neighbors. It'.... read more
Stocking stuffers, advent calendars, Christmas crackers. We want to fill them with creative and interesting things, but it's hard to find lots of meaningful little items. And what we end up with are little plastic trinkets, candy, and maybe an orange. But this year, we thou.... read more
Steam escapes from the open mouth of the engine's stack as we pull away from the station. Chugga-chugga-puff-puff is all we can hear as my son's nose is pressed against the glass with the force of gale wind. With every ounce of his being given to this moment, it seems noth.... read more
Sometimes it seems that just so very much rides on what we do as parents. It's all so big -- raising these darlings from lumps through even just the fine kindergarteners they will someday be. (Not to mention the independent, thriving, balanced, kind grown-ups they'd better som.... 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, s.... read more
We are in deep reflection mode this January at the Savvy Source. We are making and keeping (so far) resolutions, and we are looking at ourselves as parents and tuning up the engines of our families. Our kids, though, are happy just looking at themselves. Earl.... read more
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