Parenting advice is everywhere. It’s aimed at us from websites, magazines, and TV. It’s shared with us by parents, friends, and nosy strangers. What’s far more rare? Wisdom. You know when you find wisdom because it has a way of interconnecting with what you’ve
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A cheap, remarkably entertaining activity for kids is a BYOB event. By that I mean Bring. Your. Own. Box. We know there are significant downsides to too many toys and too many structured activities for kids. That’s why a BYOB event is refreshingly different.
Spring means it’s time to include nettle in each jar of herbs I brew for iced tea. It helps keep allergies at bay and I’m convinced it does wonders to keep our sinuses clear when we cut and stack hay. It’s time to chop fresh
Have you ever heard of a mirror book? It’s a simple thing made of two inexpensive mirrors connected at one edge by duct tape. It’s also a powerful instrument for playful learning: A child’s scribble reveals hidden symmetries. A slice of pizza looks
I don’t meditate at an ashram or study ancient tracts. I do laundry. I’ve found a certain peace in this mundane task. When my family cries out, “Where are you?” I answer from the laundry room, “I’m looking for the meaning of life,” (if I’m cooking,
By Laura Grace Weldon Today I’ll be gardening, making kimchi, planning a baby shower, walking the dogs, and chatting with my kids. Frugality gives me the freedom to spend my time this way, even if my husband and I laugh about not replacing the tattered blanket on
By Laura Grace Weldon Parenting would be easier if my children cared about the same things I happen to love. Long ago I had the naive assumption that they would naturally develop my passion for environmentalism, muckraking journalism, anthropology, applied ethics,
By Laura Grace Weldon I’m not talking about a new device or game, I’m talking puzzles. Yes, really. During the winter months my grandparents kept a puzzle going on a table near their front window.
Image from Ajari’s flickr photostream Parenting would be easier if my children wanted to learn about the same things that I happen to love. Long ago I had the naive assumption that they would naturally develop my passion for environmentalism, muckraking journalism, anthropology, applied ethics, messy
Watch this darling math geek overcoming bullying by choosing self-acceptance. About Laura Grace Weldon Laura Grace Weldon is a writer, editor, conflict resolution educator, and marginally useful farm wench. She is the author of Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything. She lives with