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4 Benefits of Screwing Up in Parenting

Picture it: you’re right in the middle of making dinner, and your six-year-old, who has been eerily quiet, blasts through the kitchen with a bin full of dog food. Kibble sprays in every direction as he shoves the bin along the floor. The dogs joyfully romp behind him, barking and gobbling down food. It’s chaos. … Read more

3 Reasons Kids Need Nature

This summer we were hit hard by wildfires. For weeks on end, our air quality was rated very unhealthy or hazardous, and we were trapped inside day after excruciatingly long day. I always knew my son needed to be outside for a good portion of every day, and I know that I am a happy, … Read more

Simplifying Christmas

I love Christmas. I’m the lady who starts listening to Christmas carols on November 1st, and we’re putting up the tree Thanksgiving weekend. I love the season, the food, the music, the traditions. But none of that compares to experiencing the magic of Christmas through the eyes of my five-year-old son. Christmas as a parent … Read more