That activity sheet, step by step craft, or whatever “plan” that implicitly told your kid(s) what they should be learning and how - became a weird *&$ked up mess. If you read that and thought something like, “ you had to have been in my living room this week,” this one’s for you. We learn … Continue reading What the hell is going on.
Returning There is something kind and quiet and queer On the carpet. Something standing up, supporting, Even the tiniest of bones. There is something so sedated Between the carpet and a raised voice, Something so severe and fractal, And wasted. A stance so suffocated and substantiated It too is whole. There is something so quick … Continue reading A poem called Returning
Yes, let's talk Christmas trees...... and toddlers. A Christmas tree can be a big opportunity for your toddler, and dare I say, toddlers..... 🙆🏻♂️ I have some tips that might work for you and your family. But we know everyone's home, lifestyle and needs can be wildly different. So feel free to use all of … Continue reading Let’s Talk Christmas Trees and Toddlers: An ode.
NJ is almost 9 months (omg) and her brain is starting to notice grouping and categories. Just like in the classroom I like to set up areas of exploration and provocation for NJ. I usually set up one between each nap. The thing about exploratories is that she’s not “supposed” to use it in any … Continue reading The Art of Intention and the Heart of Play
Weekly Wisdom with Joshua Reeves: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Friendship
The system isn’t for you, when you’re a Mother. Going to a university as a working mom is like war, and the odds are against you. The field is desolate and harsh, and you aren’t given any armor that you didn’t build yourself, and even that they will try to take. I fought this battle … Continue reading The Tortoise and the Hare