What’s in a playground?

Posted December 6th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Parenting

Compared to the humble playground at the small Waldorf school where my son went for Pre-K, his public school playground is enormous. I was sad to leave the space of all natural materials at the Waldorf school: stumps to walk on, huge stumps to play in, logs to roll, and […]

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Parenting Decisions: Judge Me Not

Posted November 29th, 2011 by amy mascott in Parenting

This morning at breakfast, I read an article to my kids about a dessert that was way over our price range for sweets, even for a birthday. This chocolate sundae at Georgetown’s Serendipity3   costs $1000 and is appropriately called “Golden Opulence.” My children are young, and to them, ice […]

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Not Even Wrong

Posted November 15th, 2011 by Jean, a.k.a. Stimey in Child, Parenting

I am always apprehensive about parent-teacher conferences. Nothing bad ever happens. Sam has never gotten anything but glowing reviews. Quinn is Quinn, which is wonderful and charming. And Jack? Well, I always hear that he is very smart, that he is “making sufficient progress to meet goal(s).” In fact, I […]

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What a Difference Two Months Can Make

Posted October 25th, 2011 by Dawn Mooney in Child, Parenting

Two months ago, I was grappling with a new image of my middle child as a kindergartner. You know the old cliche of the mom standing on the side of the road, tears in her eyes, as her not-a-baby-anymore child boards the school bus? Well, our first day didn’t look […]

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Halloween habits: Must treats be sweet?

Posted October 18th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Child, Health, Parenting

What is Halloween without the candy? Plenty of fun! Granted, it was easier to keep my son in the dark about the relationship between Halloween and candy when he was two and a half. Now that he’s in kindergarten, he knows the score. But that first major year of celebrating—candy-free—in […]

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The Practical Side of Cloth Diapering

Posted October 18th, 2011 by Michelle in Green, Parenting

If you had told me ten years ago, before I had children, that I would cloth diaper my babies, I would have laughed at you. Laughed. The thought of cloth diapering did not even cross my mind before kids. I am not the greenest person on the planet, although I […]

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