Outdoor play activities

On the first day of her life, I laid her on my belly and let her search for milk.  She quieted and focused her efforts.  She sniffed, mewed, and propelled her body forward until she came to my nipple.  Exhausted by →MORE...

In the early months of this pregnancy, most of the daily rhythms that I had gradually established with Charlotte went out the window, but lately Donald and I have been working to reinstitute them. One of the hardest ones to get →MORE...

Apr 16, 2012
Charlotte is and always has been a climber.  She doesn’t run as quickly as other children her age, she cannot balance on a skateboard or ride a two-wheel bicycle without training wheels or catch a ball someone throws at her…but oh, →MORE...

*** If you don’t mind, they reset the count today and I’d appreciate a vote: click here.  You can vote once each day.  Thanks!  (Click the owl on the left). Those dark, heavy rains that drench southern California every autumn arrived →MORE...

May 27, 2011
Over the past few weeks, the way that Charlotte plays has drastically changed.  I keep telling people this, trying to put my finger on HOW it changed and WHAT is different, but all I can come up with is that it →MORE...