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One Lump Sum(mer)

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Greetings virtual villagers and family, new and old. We’ve been up to our eyeballs in home living and working (and playing!) for the last few months; having long, flash-past days, and short, did-I-even-sleep nights; squeezing the most out of every 24-hour cycle … Continue reading

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Parentisms: Play is for Parents Too! (Re-blog)

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
Today’s post is just a simple reminder. Play is good for our kids developmentally, cognitively, physically, and emotionally. It helps them grow, and assists them in experimenting with and…

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Boredom Schmoredom (with Toilet Paper Strips)

It’s been a number of months since I’ve posted in this theme. Fortunately, that is not at all because the girls have stopped being creative in their play, but simply because other stuff has gotten in line to be posted … Continue reading

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Playing to Your Audience

In the last post, which incidentally was a reblog, I was discussing some of the unfortunate parts of our having to parent in front of the audience of other parents, family, and random onlookers in any social situation. I was … Continue reading

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I’m Thankful for… Feeleez!

Today, Natalie and I are releasing this video: We made this for a workshop with which we were involved a few months back. The organizer wanted some fresh content about Feeleez — that is, not something we’d yet produced or … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with wooden blinds)

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

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Village Meeting — All are Welcome

I’ve been mentioning it here and there for over a month, but now we’re finally ready to unveil it, and begin. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be informative. It’s going to be challenging. And it’s going to … Continue reading

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Something for Everyone

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What a whirlwind just living can be sometimes, huh? Since last I posted, I have been through such an interesting, pivotal, and delicious time that I could spend a couple thousand words just filling you in. But I’m not going to do … Continue reading

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The Middle One is 8!(!?)

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(Blink) WHOOOOOOOOSH That’s how fast the years seemed to have gone by. In fact, wasn’t I just yesterday writing the Seven post — now I am writing the 8th birthday post?! How does this time thing work anyway? One day, one … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with Wood and Clay)

Can you guess what these are? Of course not, right? Well, they’re the Fimo People that Xi and Echo created the other day with the help of some unemployed wooden blocks they’d picked up from the living room floor. They’ve … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with Architectural Beading)

Welcome back for another installment of Boredom Schmoredom! This time, we see what happens when kids use things in ways for which they were not intended. I’m celebrating this, in part, because I got in trouble so often for just this … Continue reading

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Let the Fun Begin!

This girl. When she comes in, the contours of the room bulge outward under the weight of her gigantic presence. When they know she’s coming for the weekend, or when it’s coming to the end of any length of time since they … Continue reading

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A Most Satisfying Blink

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Some of you may already be aware that we went to visit family in Santa Cruz for Easter this past week. And though it may well be considered poor form to wait until after the vacation to post any of … Continue reading

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Parentisms: Play is for Parents Too!

Today’s post is just a simple reminder. Play is good for our kids developmentally, cognitively, physically, and emotionally. It helps them grow, and assists them in experimenting with and discovering the nature of reality. It is actually more of a … Continue reading

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Plays Well with Others…

I’m eventually going to write a book (or at least a chapter of one) taking apart, limb by limb, the current idea of “socialization” as defined by making our children spend all day with 30 other kids their age and … Continue reading

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