Category Archives: Play

My First Stitch Fix: I Now Have A Personal Shopper!

I Joined Stitch-Fix. Really. In my “feminist/riotgrrl/anti-consumerist” head, I imagined stitch fix to be slightly akin to say, joining Mary Kay, Avon or Melaleuca. A few friends signed up and I scoffed, but then my stylish friend Tea signed up. … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Encouraging Your Toddler to Play Alone

  Almost all of my parent coaching clients eventually ask this one question: “Is there a normal amount of time my toddler should be able to play alone?” There is no normal amount time a todder or preschooler of a … Continue reading

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Moving With Children: 7 Tips for a Gentle Relocation

  1) Pre-Game Chat and Pack. Let your child help pack up her own things. She will take them out of the box again for sure so you can just let it happen like a game or act quickly with … Continue reading

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Creepy Hair Keepsakes

I’m one of those ladies who bought a milk pendant- a necklace I wear around my neck with with my very own milk trapped inside of a resin heart, to remember that part of mothering. Apparently I am also one … Continue reading

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Rare Books We Love

Books, they help me power through hours, days and months with a toddler. Are you tired of Goodnight Moon and Guess How Much I Love You? Here are some RARE Books We Love: A Fairy Went A-Marketing. Likely my very … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Managing Screen Time for Tots

Check our my new article over on Natural Parents Network! I would love for you to comment over there on what screen time looks like at your home? Do you use it for a purpose like getting laundry folded? http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/6-tips-managing-screen-time/

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The Joy of Window Markers

Before the sun came out just now it was just another rainy day at our home in Seattle. Window markers have been the absolute best activity for my little artist at home. I also use them at my storefront school. … Continue reading

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Chalk Outlines of Bodies

Not that kind! I’ve ┬álove our house but I’ve always hated our kitchen tile floor. It is brown which I abhor and it is so hard that we need special squishy mats so that we don’t feel REALLY OLD IN … Continue reading

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Creating a Village

click here to read my article at natural parents network on Creating a Village: SHARING ATTACHMENT! In other news: It makes a lesbian mama proud to have a daughter with a mullet like this:

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Kundalini Yoga with Kids!

Did you see my post last week on Natural Parents Network?! http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/kundalini-yoga-kids/

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