Parents

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

From Summer to Sunflower

From Summer to Sunflower

School starts today! Everywhere I go I see busy moms, stocking up on school supplies and lunch fixings, buying backpacks and new shoes. 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

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

A Mommy Vacation

A Mommy Vacation

I was taking a shower the other night, my five-year-old giggling next to me, drawing “naked bummies” on the fogged up glass door. It ... read more

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

posted by Andy Hatcher Overcome by March Madness, I bought a free standing Little Tikes basketball hoop this year for my eleven month ... read more

Growing up/Growing apart

Growing up/Growing apart

Growing up doesn't have to mean growing apart. It can mean growing stronger and more connected, together. read more

Bring that beat back to me again…

Bring that beat back to me again…

I recently got back from an amazing vacation, visiting a wonderful, playful, up-for-anything friend and seeing my most favorite band in 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

If the cap fits… and what if it doesn’t?

If the cap fits… and what if it doesn’t?

Hello, my name is Andy Hatcher, and I’m Jaime Greenberg’s cousin. It’s been a long time since she and I palled around our Grandmom’s ... read more

Turning “Let’s Go” into “Let Go”

Turning “Let’s Go” into “Let Go”

by Sunflower mom, Angela Malson Originally posted on Eco Womb blog As we hiked the hill against the wind, she was determined. ... read more

Dawdling: Learning the Beauty of Going Slow

Dawdling: Learning the Beauty of Going Slow

Jennifer Sneeden, PhD(c), LMFT, first connected with Sunflower two years ago, and is so grateful for the experiences she and her ... read more

I Want to Play Too!

I Want to Play Too!

One day while I’m out running I stop at the park in my neighborhood. I look around to make sure nobody is watching, and then I jump on ... 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