Wild child

Christmas at the beach!  (She found a crab shell!) At some point in November, Charlotte came home from preschool with a laundry list of questions about Pere Noel (Father Christmas).  I answered them as patiently and honestly as possible, which is →MORE...

Dear Charlotte, I honestly have no idea where to begin this letter. You pick out at least 95% of your outfits now - and you’re always pretty proud of it! Should I start with a discussion about your blossoming curiosity?  A →MORE...

Sep 14, 2012
It’s just the two of us, cuddled together in bed.  The way we have snuggled from the very beginning. Her legs are longer now and her hair has more tangles.  She smells more of paint and dirt and sweat and peaches →MORE...

Healthy Child Healthy World blogging prompt: What sort of nature adventures do we love best? “Do you hear that?” I ask my daughter.  We stand still and silent on the trail.  She nods exuberantly. “What sort of animal makes that sound, →MORE...

    1.  After hearing me discuss the Olympics on the phone last Friday, Charlotte asked me what “fuh-nastics” are.  I thought for a moment about how to put gymnastics into terms a three-year-old might understand.  “Well,” I said.  “People dress →MORE...