• Encouraging Your Child’s Natural Love of Learning
  • 5 Steps to a Simpler School Year
  • Is Your Child Ready for a Big Kid Bed?
Natural Love of Learning

Encouraging Your Child’s Natural Love of Learning

Nurturing a child’s love for learning begins with trust. As unschoolers, we trust our children to know when they are ready to learn and what they are interested in learning. We trust them to know how to go about learning. Parents commonly take this view of learning during the child’s first two years, when he…

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Simple Year

5 Steps to a Simpler School Year

After a summer of relaxed schedules, the shift back to packing lunches, supervising homework, and ferrying kids to after-school activities can be a jolt. This year, you can make it less chaotic for the whole family. step 1 Get the right supplies. The school supply list gets longer every year. Before heading to the store,…

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Transitions

Easing Empty Nest Transitions

“Are you OK?” my husband asked me. “You seem kind of quiet tonight.” “Yes, I’m OK. I just…Well, you know JJ started kindergarten this week,” I felt a lump in my throat. “And he’s been in school for 3 days now…” Tears came to my eyes. “And I guess…it turns out…I’m not handling it so…

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lawn

How to Keep Your Lawn Safe for Kids and Pets

Parenthood and pet ownership can make formerly simple landscaping decisions a lot more complicated. With pint-sized or furry loved ones depending on you for their care, you may no longer feel comfortable snatching the cheapest fertilizer from your local home and garden center. Do you want to improve the look of your lawn without sacrificing…

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routines

Rhythms, Routines, & Rituals

Rhythms, routines, and rituals help us stay centered and on track as homeschooling parents, and they enable our children to relax and feel secure because they know what to expect each day. A thoughtful routine allows us to focus our energy in one area at a time, knowing that other essential areas will not be…

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HomemadeHummus

Homemade Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite foods to add to my kids’ lunchboxes. It’s yummy, healthy and really easy to make. Use it as a dip for veggies or as a delicious spread for a veggie sandwich or wrap.

Danielle

Green Child talks with Danielle Walker of Against All Grain

For many parents transitioning to allergy-friendly or gluten-free diets, Danielle Walker of Against All Grain has become a phenomenal resource. With her relaxed, welcoming style and her ability to simplify meal planning, Danielle manages to make food restrictions not just tolerable… but like adventurous and fun. Her debut book, Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes…

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The Hippo Kitchen

Local Focus: The Hippo Kitchen

The Hippo Kitchen is a cute name with a very serious mission. Named for a quote from Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, Hippo Kitchen was founded with the goal of bringing healing, nutritious foods to patients undergoing cancer treatment in the world renowned Texas Medical Center…

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Simple Year

5 Steps to a Simpler School Year

After a summer of relaxed schedules, the shift back to packing lunches, supervising homework, and ferrying kids to after-school activities can be a jolt. This year, you can make it less chaotic for the whole family. step 1 Get the right supplies. The school supply list gets longer every year. Before heading to the store,…

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