Now We Are 5

M2 came down the stairs this morning and declared: “Mom, you have to measure me to see if I’m really 5.” Photo by Siobhan Hanna Photography / All rights reserved Nearly-five has already been amazing us this fall with improved attitude...

Choice Quotes From A Day with Miss M

To her playmate on the way to the swimming pool Thursday afternoon: “Want to pretend that you are 40? Cause that's really super old!” And on the way back home because I obviously had not understood the question the first time:  “No, no. How did...
Lightly Row

Lightly Row

Apparently, now that I’ve made yoga my job, I need a new hobby. Last week, Maya and I treked out to the suburbs in rush hour traffic (OMG, people do this daily?) and came back with these. Maya has been asking to play the violin for well over a year and...

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...