A Place in Nature, Just for Me

A Place in Nature, Just for Me

One of the best things about shifting my life to Evanston, Ilinois, each spring is the fragrance of lilacs that permeates the air. When read more

Mom, I’m BORED!

Mom, I’m BORED!

I was sitting outside my 4-year-old’s ballet class with my 7-year-old when she said it. I looked her in the eye. “You’re what?” I said. read more

A Little Nonsense Now and Then…

A Little Nonsense Now and Then…

This morning at Seedlings I bit a tree. I bit the tree branch for a few minutes, and it didn’t taste good. Generally speaking ... 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

“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

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

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 Most Important Thing in the World

The Most Important Thing in the World

There’s a funny thing that happens when a child holds onto something for long enough. The object, no matter how seemingly ... read more

Weaned on play

Weaned on play

by Wynna Dunmyer, Sunflower mom My baby weaned, again. At Bridging Day last week, Griffin my 5 year old last baby, weaned. This time it read more

What they deserve…

What they deserve…

From late June to late August I work at a camp in Massachusetts for children who’ve had open heart surgery. For three summers I’ve ... read more

One Day at Sunflower: Through the eyes of Meadow

One Day at Sunflower: Through the eyes of Meadow

There are 25 children in our Seedlings parent/child enrichment program. That’s lots of opportunities each day for play, ... 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

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

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

Give them time (a story of watercolors and preschooler theoretical physics)

Give them time (a story of watercolors and preschooler theoretical physics)

I was walking through the room headed off to do something important somewhere else, with no intention of stopping or even lingering to ... read more

Familiar Sounds

Familiar Sounds

Overheard at Sunflower’s Seedling Family Kick-Off… I close my eyes and let the sound surround me. These familiar sounds ... read more

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

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

What’s your passion?

What’s your passion?

At the Seedlings Family Kick Off that Jonathan posted about last week, one of the questions we parents were asked was, ... 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

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