Respect for the Individual

Respect for the Individual

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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 house as kids in Georgia, but we managed to cross paths on the internet a few years ago and reconnect. Since recently becoming a...

The essence of Seedlings

The essence of Seedlings

My daughter Emily started Seedlings last week. The first week of Seedlings, I took lots of pictures trying to capture the essence of what makes this program so unique. But this picture is the one that I keep coming back to time and time again. Here’s what I love about...

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 children have had through Susan and Sunflower. In addition to hunting for dinosaurs with her kids, she's a psychotherapist in private...

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 was adorable. But still, the thought occurred to me: wouldn't it be great if I could be taking this shower alone? Some days, I find...

“Uninvited Guests” Show Up at Sunflower Theatre Camp

“Uninvited Guests” Show Up at Sunflower Theatre Camp

Sunflower's approach to theatre is a lot like our approach to everything else: it’s all about play, process and fun. Parents got to see this firsthand today, as students from Sunflower’s Summer Theatre Mini Camp presented the play they’ve been working on all week. The...

We have to move. You might hate it.

We have to move. You might hate it.

Late last year, our landlord decided to sell the house we were renting. We had to move, and quickly. We'd been living in the same place for nearly three years, and my two boys, then ages 5 and 2, only knew this one home. I don't embrace change easily, and I didn't...

Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow

"Being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the...

The rush to read

The rush to read

Cindy Thagard’s thoughtful post Falling Down made me think about the many times as parents when we have to really think our way through. Our first instincts may not always be correct. When we have babies, we have to use trial and error – a lot. That alone can be...

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 some of our friends, a few of our kids were playing on the lounge chairs. This was a very nice hotel with fully covered lounge...

The Lasting Traditions

The Lasting Traditions

When stressed or overwhelmed I seek the things that provide familiarity. Traditions that stir warm childhood memories. What provides me the most comfort are the small traditions gathered throughout my whole life. Most of these traditions were not planned or marked on...

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