Learning Hospitality Through Play

This morning, the Friday of the first week of school, Elle and I visited yet another park. Nearly every day this week, we've explored our favorite playgrounds, trying to fill the void left by Bea's absence at school. Normally, I bring a book along so I can read while Elle climbs and digs and scampers … Continue reading Learning Hospitality Through Play

When The Original Plan is the Best Plan

We spent the month of June doing some house renovations. As the girls grow and play differently, our playroom also changed. Housed in the formal dining room, the playroom sat at the center of our home for over three years. I could read on the couch and watch the girls play or make dinner and … Continue reading When The Original Plan is the Best Plan

Planning Unstructured Time

We had last Friday off of school, the weather was springlike, and Bea had big plans for not doing¬†anything. Her plan for the day went something like this: We weren't going to get in the car at all, we would play outside as much as possible, we would have a picnic lunch at the park … Continue reading Planning Unstructured Time