Conversing with the 4-Year-Old

Excerpts from conversations with my 4-year-old after picking her up from school today: Maya: “Can I use my new pencil to do homework this afternoon?” Jen: “Sure.” M: “Can you help me because I don't know what homework is?” J:...

Raising a vegetarian, or not.

First strawberry, approx 8 mo. Snap peas fresh from the market, not quite 2. Rainbow birthday cake, 4 yrs. Evidenced by more than 600 comments so far, I’ve clearly struck a nerve with my Care2 post about allowing my hitherto vegetarian child to purchase school...

Now you are 3

We threw a Fairy Tale themed birthday party for Maya the Saturday before she turned three.  Will party organizing get easier or harder as she gets older?Whenever the subject of birthdays had come up in the previous – oh, I don't know – 6 (!) months, Maya had been...