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- Meet Your Emotional Brain, or, Whose "Tantrum" is This, Anyway?
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- A Return to Cro-Magnon Education
- (Back to) the Basics V: Who's the Boss
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Hey – ‘Member when Andy Warhol did that photo piece on Echo? Not really. This is just what happens when Echo (model) and Natalie (photographer) are having exactly the right variety and amount of fun. Of course, the effort … Continue reading
Today when I got up, I looked out the window. As far as I could see, there was nothing but white in the world. As I manually shifted focus and tried to find something to differentiate itself from anything else … Continue reading
My partner Natalie had to get some pre-winter cold disgruntlement out of her system today. She’s is feeling bummed about the place where winter and autumn moosch together, and the long season of puffy coats that lies ahead of us. … Continue reading
Xideka (pronounced “Zi’-da-ka” for those who don’t know) asked me the other day if I loved Autumn. I said that I did, but that it was a bittersweet love (of course, having to divert to explain what “bittersweet” meant) because, … Continue reading
Our girls share a very active fantasy life. There are dragons and faeries, princesses and princes, mermaids and mystics, and magic in the ether around them, folding into their daily lives and influencing them as they move from one … Continue reading
Echo has learned to use scissors. It’s a “whoa” kinda thing to see our “little baby” exhibiting advanced kid skills of this variety. And it just so happens to be an ideal use for the stacks of paint sample chips … Continue reading
Do you know what you want? Have you thought much about it? Is it something you think you even deserve to ponder? I ask this of my clients a lot. They then immediately begin whittling down the domain of such a … Continue reading
We went camping yesterday. It was a quickish trip — overnight, just about 40 minutes from our door — to Big Pine Campground, home of Montana’s largest known Ponderosa Pine (aptly named “Big Pine”). In addition to the large and … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, I inaugurated a new and ongoing ritual of sorts here: celebrating some of the things our girls invent out of their would-be boredom. I say, “would-be boredom” because Bella, Xi, and Echo usually skip the … Continue reading
This is one of the earlier digital pictures in our family. Before that, I was staunchly anti-digital, so many of the pictures of Izabella’s infancy and early childhood are film prints only. But this one, from right before she turned … Continue reading
It’s a new day, friends. You may have blown it hugely yesterday. You may have done or said your parenting worst. You may have acted in such a way that you think your parenting license should be revoked. You may … Continue reading
Our dear friend and business partner, Kris Laroche, has often been inspired by and inspiring to our parenting. We have traded ideas back and forth, read many of the same books, and been mutually encouraged by each other along the … Continue reading