Do More by Doing Less

Do More by Doing Less

By stepping back and watching from a distance, we empower our children to problem solve, persevere, and develop intrinsic motivation.  Here's how to take the first step to doing less.  

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The Surprising Secret to Better Parenting

The Surprising Secret to Better Parenting

Being a better parent isn't about reading more books, taking your child to 3 after school classes, or buying the best toys/education/house/etc.  It's how you take care of yourself.

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60 ways children can be generous with their time, talent, and thought

60 ways children can be generous with their time, talent, and thought

Help your child think outside the box with these 60 gift ideas, from handmade to gifts of time, service, and generosity.  There's something for all ages here. 

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The silly tradition my family does every December (and how to create your own)

The silly tradition my family does every December (and how to create your own)

This month is a wonderful time to start a new family tradition or two! Traditions can be elaborate or simple, silly or serious, planned or spontaneous. No matter what you celebrate (or don't), there's a small meaningful routine your family can start.

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My Top 10 Gifts for Twos and Threes

My Top 10 Gifts for Twos and Threes

Between the ages of two and three, your child is coming to the end of her "babyhood" and taking on bigger challenges than ever before.  Here are my top 10 reccomentations for the 2 or 3 year old in your life! 

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What to Say to In-Laws (and Other Well-Meaning People) About Gifts This Year

What to Say to In-Laws (and Other Well-Meaning People) About Gifts This Year

You have more control over what you choose to bring into your home, so today we're planning a strategy for the influx of items from friends, relatives, and grandparents given as gifts.  I've got a short script for all your well-meaning gift givers this year, but to make it most effective, you'll need to do these three steps first.  

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Mindful Parenting by Design

Mindful Parenting by Design

A prepared environment encourages independence, responsibility, and developmental support through its very design!  I've collected some of the photos I shared during this class so you can see some key elements of a prepared space at various ages.  Read more about hiring us to help design your space here.

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