Family Fun

The Witching Hour

In the Sorting Out Screen Time class that I’m currently teaching, we spend some time each class getting really specific and practical about how to create the changes we want to make in our families. For one mom in the class, this meant finding alternatives to videos to occupy her two boys while she prepared…

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Portland Children’s Festival

Three weeks from today, Portland families will have the opportunity to attend a summer festival unlike amy other! The Portland Children’s Festival will feature storytelling, eurythmy performances, puppet shows, crafts and parent lectures. Put on by Portland Eurythmy, a performing group made of up of Waldorf educators, the Festival promises to be a creative and…

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Disneyland, Harlem Globetrotters and Simple Everydays

“In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trips 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 This afternoon my family – husband, two children and visiting grandparents – will be…

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On the Same Team

Following up on my post about the joys and benefits of playing games as a family, I’d like to share some collaborative games that we enjoy. For some children, winning and losing at games can be really tricky territory; for others, it’s no big deal. If you play games with your children, you’ll learn quickly…

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Around the Game Table…

In my Simplicity Parenting classes we do an exercise where we remember a “Golden Moment” either from our own childhood or from time spent with our children. It is heartwarming to hear the joy in people’s voices as they describe these moments. It is always instructive to notice that never, not even once, has a…

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