In the early 1970's  Marlo Thomas created an album called "Free to Be, You and Me." As a young child listening to my best friend's record, I believed it was revolutionary: "Every boy in this land grows to be his own man. In this land, every girl grows to...

Recently, out of an abundance of caution, due to age and underlying health concerns (namely her in ability to be put in the washer machine one more time), my daughter’s beloved Baby, her most special something, the something that’s been with her every day since Christm...

 When we think of the concept Magda Gerber referred to as wants nothing time, whether in a parent infant class or when dealing with a child at home, we register moments of non-assumptive observation, the visual referencing and refueling for both parties during the play...

The question before me is, “why does my two year old hit?”  It could be hit or bite or push or kick, or even spit...two year-olds do the darndest things!

A two year old is a very capable being with many curiosities and abilities and very little ability to judge or evalu...

 This is a topic that often has a red flag for the parents of a child in the beginning toddler years.  It is a topic that brings much attention from outside family members and friends. So many have theories about the “best way” to support parents who are “teaching this...

November 21, 2019

Who am I?

 Hi! My name is Autumn and I live in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York with my incredible husband and two amazing sons, ages 4.5 years old and 15 months. Before my current job as a full-time mama, I was working in nonprofit marketing, and I have to...

Question: What are some suggestions for timeless gifts for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers?

 I love natural materials for babies especially when they are not just touching, but mouthing things as they learn about the world.  Wood, metal, cotton . . . I also like to...

October 25, 2019

Who am I? 

 Melody was raised in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, running through the trees, chasing wild animals, and scraping the dirt from her feet before going indoors. Melody started her career with children early, when she was just a child herself. Volunteer...

Question: "How can we prepare for the birth of the second child?"

So, you’re having another baby! Congratulations! Now, don’t panic. How do you prepare your firstborn? I will cover some essentials which include how to respond compassionately and confidently to your firs...

Question: "How can we help our children, and ourselves, move through life's transitions more peacefully?"

 Transitions can be hard for all people and particularly so for young children who lack the broader frame of reference that adults often have.  Transitions can incl...

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