Whether you want to make one for yourself, unlock the Sylvia Plath lurking in your teenager, or put your kids in a genuinely funky Back to School mood, just be warned: ROCK POETRY IS ABSOLUTELY ADDICTIVE!!
August 15, 2017 Read more
Do your kids ever go into Paradise Paralysis? Like mine this morning! It’s a perfect summer day with dozens of options all around. Yet some inexplicable malaise of grumpy-bumpy inertia takes hold right at breakfast time.
July 13, 2017 Read more
I love the way this communal game models teamwork, adaptability and problem solving. We modified our game as we went, really making it our own through trial, error, and consensus. Not only was it wildly successful in guiding their behaviour, but what a valuable experience in group project development!
July 4, 2017 | 1 Read more
Looking for a unique, homegrown birthday party idea that's full of life and greenery and foraging and hands-on messy fun? Beautiful, and so fun to build, terrariums are the perfect take-home party favour, and the snack ideas are endlessly creative too!
April 27, 2017 Read more
Oh, the roundabout ways of children, mice, pigs, and me. If you give a mouse a cookie. Or a moose a muffin. One thing leads to another....If you give Gigi a Kijiji she will end up with....a pretty sweet batch of plants and animals!
April 27, 2017 | 1 Read more
What we need, parents, is a good thrust of Piracy. To steal back the joy, the fulfillment, the wonder, the gratification, and sweetness of this strange mystery job we are ‘hacking’ our way through.
September 15, 2016 Read more
"The soapbox I call home is the techno-wary world of the techno-minimalist." I want to know what you think about kids and computers. One way or the other. Because I'm of a grappling mind today and this post is going intimately confessional... On the one hand I feel moved to throw on my tap shoes and dance on my soapbox (just a little). And on the other I feel unusually provoked to turn over my soapbox and inspect it for rot.
May 16, 2016 Read more
What does it mean to parent by magic? And how does the word magic ~ which implies a certain effortlessness and ease ~ end up next to the word parenting anyway?
April 24, 2016 | 2 Read more
But isn't it fascinating and true...that Parenting as we know it is "still under construction," because "modern childhood was invented less than seventy years ago"? That we are all flying by the seat of our sweet denim osh-kosh, figuring it out as we go?!
April 14, 2016 Read more
My fairy wings have been drooping awfully low. Oh, how we ALL need to be ground to a halt sometimes. Clobbered. Thwarted. Torn from the sky & arrested mid-busy-ness.
April 11, 2016 Read more