When I was a kid, I used to roll my eyes at some of my mom's sayings. She'd say things like, “Go as the way opens” or “there are many paths up a mountain” or “head, heart, hands.” I’d...
October is hands down my favorite month of the year in New Hampshire. The air has that crisp chill to it, all the leaves have finally changed color, and it’s not too late for apple picking - and making...
Millions of Americans tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden earlier this week, myself included. Don't worry, this isn't political diatribe. Instead, I'm going to share my thoughts on Joe Biden and...
I think back to the spring (pre COVID-19) when I relished in getting kids to play outside, and screen free, from the moment they got off the bus until dinner. We stopped at the park on the way home,...
I'm naming Summer 2020 "The Unstructured Summer". Because of COVID, I won't rush my six children off to camp or struggle to locate misplaced eye goggles in time for swimming lessons. There will be no hotel rooms or weekend...
I have a very musical family. As I write this post, I can hear my three-year-old son singing “Old MacDonald” at the top of his lungs while his dad, who plays several instruments, plays along with the guitar. My...
If you see someone picking through your recycling out on the curb, don't be alarmed, it's likely just one of the teachers from The Children’s Garden Preschool. Imagination and creation are languages children know extremely well. We need to...
During the day, I’m home alone with my two and four year old. I’m also trying to work a full time job remotely. Just like many parents right now, I found myself searching for valuable play and learning activities...
After the first week stuck at home, I realized this was the time to make some parenting priorities. I needed a distraction and goal - I could teach my kids some life skills that take time and I might...
Imagine this scenario: you are at your local Seacoast library with your youngster: She slows down at the Mo Willems and Gerald and Piggie books (cue warm fuzzies) but makes a bee-line for . . . Captain Underpants? If...

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