Toddler and preschool curriculum

One of my very favorite parts of motherhood is watching Charlotte’s budding fascination with the natural world.  Over the course of four days, our family watched this spider (some sort of orb weaver, I think) spin and re-spin it’s web, catch →MORE...

Oct 07, 2011
This is how it goes: We go to the library and Charlotte comes home with a book or two.  And I used to come home with a book or two as well, and that would be that.  But now I come →MORE...

Charlotte is 26 months old.  I wanted our wake-up routine to encourage her wonder at the natural world and to kick-start a habit of expressing gratitude. The morning light is creeping into the bedroom and at once, I am awake.  I →MORE...

Sep 13, 2011
The more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.  – Henry David Thoreau Charlotte is two years old which means that our home-education journey has officially →MORE...

As a heads-up, this illustration by Alicia Stucky is one of my favorite works of art ever.  It is exactly 500% awesome.  Please, everyone, give her some love. On our afternoon walk a few days ago, Donald stopped suddenly in the →MORE...