Parenting

Why Punishment Doesn’t Work

By Tracy Cassels There is a movement afoot to move away from punishment as lots of people are learning the benefits of gentle, respectful,…

Newborn Nights

By Hayley Zemontas Now, I’m part of the night.  A stitch in its fabric, a star in the sky.  Cradling my offspring tight.   Rather than missing…

From One to Two

By Sarah Noble There are so many things I haven’t done in life because of fears, anxieties, ‘what if’s.  I let the fear, the unknown…

We Can Do Hard Things

By Sarah R Moore  I did a hard thing today.  While my family was on a long nature hike, I spotted one of those…

Bilingual Parenting

By Kathryn Macfarlane, Ph.D. (App. Ling.)  Ko taku reo taku ohooho,  ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria…  My language is my awakening,  my language is the window to my soul…  The way we think defines…

Wild and Free

By Hayley Zemontas  Today I watched you carving trails in the sandpit,  back and forth with red plastic spades. Already marking your place in the world;  sifting…