03 Aug On Curiosity

Last week, when told to wash his hands, my three-year-old son instead "washed" five brand-new rolls of toilet paper---"just to see what would happen." What happened is that we---his parents---spent the next half hour scooping the rapidly disintegrating shreds of tissue from the sink drain...

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25 Jul Five Read-Alouds for Freedom

The days are long and the weather's hot! If you're headed to the library or bookstore this week in search of air-conditioning, make sure to check out these titles---they've helped our family explore the theme of "Freedom" together this month.(Click titles for more.)1. Best classic:...

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18 Jul Playlist: Five for Freedom

Searching for a natural, casual way to explore freedom with your children this month? Try music! Our family is using these songs throughout the day---in the car, while doing chores together, at bedtime, etc.---to spark thoughtful, age-appropriate conversations on different aspects of the theme.Click on...

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06 Jun On Joy, #1: We Know

Joy. We can't define it, can't describe it---not precisely. But our bodies know.We know joy because we have shivered with it. Because we have felt it settle over us like a mist, a bit of heaven brought low. Joy is unpredictable.We know joy because it...

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23 May On Celebration, #4: Five Reasons

This week, from our family to yours, a list:FIVE REASONS TO BUILD CELEBRATIONS INTO YOUR FAMILY'S ROUTINEBecause the days are long---and the weeks are REALLY long.There are many reasons to celebrate, but the most practical and alluring one, if you're the parent or caregiver of...

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