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The Language of Sunflower: Anger

The Language of Sunflower: Anger

This is the final post in a series of Monday posts describing The Language of Sunflower. In previous weeks, we talked about expressing ... read more

How do we grieve?

How do we grieve?

In the weeks following the heartbreaking shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many people in our country ... read more

Finding Your Mom Friends

Finding Your Mom Friends

If a mother-to-be asked me for parenting advice, one of things at the top of my list would be "find good mom friends." I lucked out in read more

Remembering 9/11 and helping our children

Remembering 9/11 and helping our children

September 2001:  “It was burning down, down!”  Three-year-old Sarah was happily swinging just a moment ago. I gulped. ... read more

Recipe for Peace

Recipe for Peace

I know peace. I see, hear, and feel it whenever I’m around young children. [slideshow] I am constantly trying to find a personal ... 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

Falling Down

Falling Down

Cindy Thagard is mom to current Seedlings Corwin (4) and Seraya (3), and future Seedling Vallen (16 months). While at a hotel pool with read more

Top Five Realizations about being a stay-at-home dad

Top Five Realizations about being a stay-at-home dad

posted by Andy Hatcher As my wife, Van, wraps up the first semester of her Ph.D. program here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ... read more

Ageless Music

Ageless Music

The skin-draped bones touch the corners of his mouth Lids softly shut, eyelashes pale wisps We chatted with his son Like parents do. A ... 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

The song my heart had been singing…

The song my heart had been singing…

I sat and listened to these women, all with the same concerns I had as a parent. Then I listened to the thoughtful words Susan used to ... read more

The Truth About “Ouch!”

The Truth About “Ouch!”

Talking with children about physical pain can be especially difficult - but it doesn't have to be. In fact, teaching children to ... read more

Being vs Buying

Being vs Buying

“In life one must decide whether to conjugate the verb ‘to have’ or the verb ‘to be.'” Franz Liszt- ... read more

The Language of Sunflower: Feelings

The Language of Sunflower: Feelings

Today is the first in a series of Monday posts describing The Language of Sunflower. Over the next five weeks, we’ll discuss many of ... read more

When parents shouldn’t say no

When parents shouldn’t say no

A recent Motherlode blog (“Confessions of a Mother Who Couldn’t Say No”) and its comment thread has me thinking—about my role as a ... read more

Our Seedlings in Full Bloom: Maxx Berkowitz

Our Seedlings in Full Bloom: Maxx Berkowitz

Four years ago Maxx Berkowitz designed this logo for a Seedlings reunion: It was intended as a tribute to Sunflower’s Seedlings ... read more

Spring Gratitude

Spring Gratitude

The first days of May bring back childhood memories of scissors snipping and piles of construction paper scraps. The excitement of ... read more

Spill The Glue!

Spill The Glue!

As I rushed to finish my snowman project my preschool teacher reminded me again that it was time to go take the class picture. I ... read more

The Trust Tree

The Trust Tree

We allow our children to feel their emotions, but do we do that with ourselves? Do we parents respect ourselves enough to accept and ... read more

Not Just for Kids

Not Just for Kids

I spent my first week in Växjö, Sweden, pedaling the hundreds of bike paths strewn across the county. One especially sunny weekday ... read more