All are Welcome by Jaimmie Stugard

All are Welcome by Jaimmie Stugard

People all over the country have been protesting the travel ban that prohibits people from certain countries from traveling to the United States. There has been so much talk of building a wall to separate our nation from the “others” that the school age children in my life are expressing fears and asking questions. The me …

My Experience with Potty Training by Sandra Schmidt

My Experience with Potty Training by Sandra Schmidt

Sandra writes: My room this year is filled to the brim with two-year olds. Over the next year they will be transitioning from diapers to underwear and parents have begun asking about the right time to begin potty-training and how to do it.        While it might not immediately seem related to potty …

I’m Sorry I Made You Say Thank You by Mary O’Connell

I’m Sorry I Made You Say Thank You by Mary O’Connell

I was a young mom of three small children, sometimes overwhelmed and always worried. Would the aunts and uncles leave the house on Christmas and say, “God, those kids are brats?” Would you grow up to be polite, friendly, and considerate human beings? As a stay-at-home mom, my street cred depended on it so with …

Spring Cleaning with Mothering Arts by Kerry Ingram

Spring Cleaning with Mothering Arts by Kerry Ingram

Spring Cleaning with Mothering Arts By Kerry Ingram Spring is coming! Spring fever, spring babies and spring cleaning. This is my favorite time of year to create space for new growth and freshness by clearing clutter and getting the house in order. A Traditional Folk Rhyme invites us to simplify the work that is done …