Tag Archives: Children

Mindful Marbles

I have often said that the best mindfulness teachers are small children. No one can live in the moment better. We struggle with them, in our constant concern for the future, and they just keep dragging us back into the … Continue reading

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A Place to Stand. A Place to Grow.

This is home: This is my landscape. (No, I don’t live in the woods unfortunately. This is actually a five minute drive away). It’s right on the edge of the Carolinian forest zone of Southern Ontario. I’ve gotten to know … Continue reading

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Respect, Obedience and Civilized Society

Ever get into a debate with someone and then come up with the perfect response later and never get the opportunity to use it? That is why I am writing today…. A couple of months ago, I got into an … Continue reading

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

A beautiful spring day! Perfect for learning to ride your first two wheeler! We live on a steep hill, so my husband and I take the kids out to find a good spot. Down the block and around the corner, … Continue reading

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Apples or iPads? Inequality and Fundraising in Schools

  Backpack Surprises When I open up my child’s backpack, there are many things I don’t like to find. Used Kleenex, punctured containers of yogurt, and an open water bottle next to a library book, are some good examples. Those … Continue reading

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Being Brave

My youngest son just started junior kindergarten. This morning we had a little talk: “My darling, I have a very important job for you.” “What is it?” “Well, there are going to be some kids in your class who are … Continue reading

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The Kid at the Back    

I’ve decided to take a minute and dedicate this post to a special group of people. Here goes: A big high five, a handshake, a hug and a sincere THANK YOU, to all the teachers, camp counsellors, children’s performers (and … Continue reading

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