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Creative Hotspots

by flowers on August 26, 2011 · 10 comments

Did you catch my post up at Steady Mom about important life/work/family boundaries? ************************************* Everyone has a hotspot. (And no I’m not talking about my new iphone that is an actual wifi hotspot and allows me to take my laptop to my creative hotspot. Different hotspot.) The hotspot I’m referring to is that certain mix [...]

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Road to Ithaca

by flowers on August 19, 2011 · 10 comments

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Three and half year ago when Sol was a chubby three year old, Koala was just a few months old and Nila Bindu was but a star in the heavens, we traveled to Ithaca with big dreams and a sparkle in our eyes. We knew we wanted to live in a vibrant community that valued [...]

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Celebrating Small Victories

by flowers on August 16, 2010 · 12 comments

We have a tendency to focus on what didn’t get done during the day or our less than skillful parenting moments. Having a newborn has asked me to celebrate the smallest of parenting victories as I navigate my day. I celebrate keeping the kitchen cleaned up all day or staying one step ahead of the [...]

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Mama’s Melt Down

by flowers on March 30, 2010 · 27 comments

To whom it may concern, I apologize if you heard me melt down last night. You probably heard me yell very loudly at my entire family before I pulled on my sneakers with no socks, grabbed a not warm enough coat and slammed the door as I ran into the rain. (Dramatic, I know.) You [...]

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Wake Up Inspired

by flowers on March 3, 2010 · 11 comments

As we all know I am not a morning person, but I do put an effort into starting my mornings off right. I had the pleasure of learning (through experiential education of course) that simply putting my shoes on first thing in the morning radically alters my day in productive and feel good ways. This [...]

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Everybody Wins :: Multi-Age Play

by flowers on May 26, 2009 · 11 comments

I have been blissfully immersed in a new group of friends. I am so happy about this because as Solshine grows, more and more of his friends disappear into the world of school, and of course, I want community for him (and for us) that mirrors our normal way of living. We are about five [...]

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Kids are Capable

by flowers on March 23, 2009 · 6 comments

Koala’s recent walk-a-thon has prompted me to wonder what other amazing feats he is capable of accomplishing. Maybe I am cutting the kids short with my expectations of what they can’t do. I would have never believed an 18 month old could walk a mile simply because I have never seen or really heard about [...]

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Bedtime

by flowers on February 27, 2009 · 4 comments

Our family is always striving for an “everyone wins” solution to our everyday challenges of co-living with each other. It’s a great stretch and while it might not always work out perfectly it certainly has been a creative learning experience for us all. Something that is working for us right now is bedtime. Solshine (4.5) [...]

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