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Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, says boredom is the precursor to creativity. In an interview with founder and CEO of The Mother Company, Abbie Shiller, Mr. Payne suggests: Allow your children to be bored. I like to call it the … Continue reading
Our girls are wizards of the pretend world. They can take any miniscule piece of factual information, or scrap of a semi-functional prop, and turn it into the grandest story line of all time. Often the premise is quite simple … 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
‘Member when Coco, who was “The Champ”, got dethroned by the Red Giant? Here she is folks, at just 9 months, Echo Manidra, “the Champ”, at the top of her game. In 2007, this feather weight dynamo was undefeated in … Continue reading
Here she is, folks, the (dreaded) COnfused Queen, with her ™ lovely white dress — the full-length formal one with the four pink roses on the bodice, and the wide, layered collar. Her pretty, smiling face belies her unkind intentions. The … Continue reading
After our delicious vacation to Alabama and Florida, we had to go a full week without Bella and Xi (“it’s important to share…”). And in the interim, Echo needed us to play with her more, of course. Then yesterday, once … Continue reading
This could get a little gratuitous… But I want to tell you a love story. Not just any love story, and not even necessarily my favorite love story (which would easily be the one Natalie and I are living out … 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