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 …

Sparking Empathy by Jerilyn C. Burke

Sparking Empathy by Jerilyn C. Burke

Sparking Empathy By Jerilyn C. Burke   empathy: noun 1. the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another 2. the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself   I often ascribe feelings to objects when I …

Warm Hearts in Alaska By Jennifer Sundquist

Warm Hearts in Alaska by Jennifer Sundquist My name is Jennifer Sundquist and I am the lead pre-school teacher at Palmer LifeWays in Palmer, Alaska.  Our winters can be quite chilly up here and our valley is known for its blustery days.  We make an effort to infuse warmth into many parts of our day. …