Browsing Month: February 2018

Play as Our Teacher

Amidst all of the recent turmoil, I remind myself of an article that I read recently about how serious play enhances social empathy. I feel this way about adventure days with my littles. Our latest adventure was visiting the Florida State Fair for some local fun and exploration. I am very aware of our limited […]

Toddler Valentine

This is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day pictures. Henry was just barely two years old. When asked, he told the photographer that “my babies are my Valentines.” As their mama, I know that my love will help them feel secure. At this tender age, I know that I am vital for their well-being. I […]

My Heart is Cracked

These unexpected moments of pure childhood compassion take my breath away. Recently, poor weather conditions apparently led to a collision between a bird and our car. Henry (age 5) found it caught in the car grill. It was already dead. He began to cry, uncontrollably shaking, until finally he choked out, “This is the most […]