“Isn’t New York a fast place, Mama? I’m glad to be back home where its one mile an hour.” Too good not to share!
Yesterday may have been a holiday, but the fine editors at Hilltown Families take no rest from blogging! This month, in my column, Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting, I examine habit, compare shame to mildew, and ride the A train with my kiddo. Look for me the first Monday of each month, sharing more […]
M’s physics questions: 1. Mama, if I hold a flashlight on a dark road, say 1,2,3 go and turn it on, which would get to the finish line first, the light or a cheetah? 2. What would happen to an ice cube on Neptune? Could we go there if we wore ten hundred snow pants?
What do yoga and parenting have in common? Quite a lot, actually. Deep breathing Balance Mindfulness Play Strength and flexibility Inquiry Letting go
Mama! Come quick!!! Dere’s a dead butterfwy on the step! Da good fing is we can wook closewy and not huwt it.
Driving to his best buddy’s house. Filling the break between camp and school with a child care swap. Daisy’s mom has them both this day. Thursday is my turn. They’ve reached the age where two is easier than one. But the anticipation is always the tough part with my guy. Are you gonna stay, Mama? […]
In my column on the Hilltown Families blog, Off the Mat: Free to Be, I tell the story of my son’s rainbow sundress. Like clouds have their silver linings, rainbows have their dark side. It was my son, the night of the festival, who raised the dark side. Mama? The peopew who fink boys can’t […]
Spent Tuesday at the beach – a stretch of sun and sand, a welcome break in our land locked life. Arrived just before high tide in the morning and packed up not long after low tide in the afternoon. The time in between was devoted to castle building, as planned, and to serendipitous community building. […]
According to my 5 year old, in prison: people have to wear scratchy clothes. all the food tastes like soap, or brussels sprout soup. you can only ask two questions each day.
A sampling of recent questions from the 5 year old mind: What is family? What is friends? What’s the largest number with a name? When/where does the world end? Why is ________ called that? Where does Reiki come from? What holds my body together?