• 5 Wonderful Reasons to Spend 1000 Hours Outside This Year

    Why My Family has Made the Commitment Studies show that the average American child spends 4-7 minutes a day outdoors and over 6 hours in front of screens. In Last Child in the Woods, author Richard Louv tells the story of interviewing a child who told him that he liked playing indoors more than outdoors “cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are.” I’ve always loved being outside, and knew I wanted to raise my daughter with a strong connection to nature. I swore my child would not grow up to be one of these statistics. Yet somehow in her first year, I got into a habit of hibernating most…

  • Creating Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

    A Waldorf Inspired Way to Simplify your Life and Live Your Values “Meaning hides in repetition:  We do this every day or every week because it matters.  We are connected by this thing we do together.  We matter to one another.  In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trip to Disneyland but the common threads that run throughout and repeat:  the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime, Saturday morning pancakes.” Kim John Payne Quitting my job to stay home with my daughter threw me for a loop. I didn’t regret it for a second, but I was lost for a bit. Mornings…