Patience is a virtue… understanding is a challenge

Patience is a virtue… understanding is a challenge

How does frozen yogurt, a present from a friend and something sticky add up to better understanding? Let’s talk! In our last blog post, read more

Patience is a virtue…

Patience is a virtue…

Above and beyond, the most common thing people say when I tell them I work with small children is, “You must have so much patience!” ... read more

The Possibility of Something Really Important Happening

The Possibility of Something Really Important Happening

It’s always there– A tiny spark, and a space opens up. The idea bubbles, it gains momentum and cracks wide open. read more

Sledding, South Florida Style

Sledding, South Florida Style

Kids have been playing with cardboard boxes since the beginning of disposable packaging– and rolling down hills since the invention of ... read more

Helper day

Helper day

Sometimes, when I’m a helper at Seedlings, I’ll see a stream of older folks walking by the playground. Our program shares ... read more

Lessons from Seedlings

Lessons from Seedlings

My daughters’ time at Seedlings shaped the big kids they’ve become today. And, while they were learning to experiment and explore and ... read more

An Owl Walk

An Owl Walk

 Mom Ami Polonsky shares a story about Susan’s grandkids, who live in a suburb of Chicago. One late afternoon over winter break, ... read more

Crossing the Bridge

Crossing the Bridge

This morning my six-year-old son, Dylan, will cross over the Seedlings bridge for the final time (that’s Seedling talk for Graduation). read more

Toys, dirt and water

Toys, dirt and water

Tools for the important work of play My son Dante was a Seedling for two years, when he was three and four. The first year, he spent ... read more

Their Right to Play

Their Right to Play

I have always felt the need to fiercely protect childhood and play. Why? Kids at play epitomize exactly what we as adults all strive ... read more

Just part of life

Just part of life

Last month Sierra told me she wanted to visit a “graveyard.” My first thought was ‘she’s been watching too much Scooby-Doo.’ I said, ... read more

Wonder

Wonder

Curiosity is not enough for me. There are thousands and maybe millions of things to be curious about. What really gets me going is when read more

Grandparent Adventures

Grandparent Adventures

 I really love my time with my grandchildren, ages 7 and 5. This summer we have planned Camp Susan on Mondays and Wednesdays. We are ... read more

In defense of a magical childhood

In defense of a magical childhood

In the harsh light of this fast-paced and highly-pressured world, my childhood memories of wonder and innocence are still part of who I read more

Letting go

Letting go

I’m a control freak. If you’ve met me, there’s no point in my denying it. So for me, setting my children loose at ... read more

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game: Add it to the list of things I have learned at Sunflower Creative Arts. The most important lesson that my son has ... read more

“I’m a possibility”

“I’m a possibility”

by Jennifer Sneeden My daughter Emily has spent the past few days wandering around the house saying, “Mommy, I’m a possibility.” I’m ... read more

Adjusting expectations

Adjusting expectations

One of my challenges as a parent (and a person who resists change) is to recognize and adjust to constantly changing situations. The ... read more

Questions from the backseat

Questions from the backseat

"Mommy, when will I born a baby?" This is what my four-year-old son asked me from the backseat of the car yesterday. read more

Brothers and sisters

Brothers and sisters

I’m sitting down to write about siblings, and all sorts of thoughts are swirling through my mind. Running down to our basement ... read more

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $15 Monthly

Share This