How to Help Kids Find their “Spot”

Guest Post by Irene Latham...more

Stress, Stress, and more Needless Stress

Nearly three years ago, in Los Angeles, I joined a Mom's group to hack through the thick weeds of isolation that often grow out of first-time Motherhood.I remember sitting there in a circle with eight or nine other shell-shocked women as we stared at our newborns laying on a brightly colored parachute, listened to the instructor sing "Wheels On The Bus" and drifted off, daydreaming of sleep that spanned longer than two hours, a peace with the bittersweet end of our old lives, and a clear understanding of the roles in our new ones....more

When to start pre-school ...more

Growing Up, the Good and the Bad

My little girls are in preschool. Both in the 'wow, they're growing up' way, and in the 'they are actually, right now, not in my house' way. Both ways are fantastic....more

Apps We Love: Toon Goggles

Preschool is a big deal

My life is about to change pretty drastically.  I don't mean to be all dramatic about it, but it's true.  Beginning this Friday, my oldest, Miles, will begin attending preschool three half-days a week....more

Preschool: Yay or Nay?

My husband and I have decided not to send our son to preschool. He will not start school until he is 5-years-old or older. My husband is the one that first suggested this and I went along with it, reluctantly at first. See I started going to school when I was 3 1/2, only a few months older than my son is now. That's what I knew and was familiar with. I also went to Montessori school which starts it's kindergarten at as young as 2 1/2. This is what I knew about early education and I enjoyed going to my Montessori school. For the first year I only went for 3 hours, 9am-12pm....more

The real reason I'm dreading the beginning of school

Miles starts school this month.  I haven't written too much about it, save for a post about his desire for a Toy Story backpack, partially because writing about it means thinking about it and thinking about it means admitting that he is growing up and will one day soon be going away to college.  And then partially because I'm not really sure to say about it and I feel like I should be able to write a post that will make everyone cry....more
We only ever do one shot at a time, which means that last summer was the summer of shots, ...more

To Montessori or not...

The past two weeks I've been pretty obsessed with this whole pre-school thing... When is the right time? How do you select the right school? ...more