One of the harder decisions we’ve had to make as a couple is whether or not we were done having kids. Since I was young, I was convinced I would have four. I had come from a Catholic family of three. Whenever we ended up in the balcony of the church, I would count […] Continue reading
Do you play with your kids? Well, guess what? In playing with your children, you are also teaching them! Through play, children can develop physical, social, cognitive and language skills. Last year, I teamed up with two other blogs, Twitchetts and Views From a Step Stool to create a weekly Instagram challenge. Each week for 52 weeks, […] Continue reading
The day I sent my little girl off into the world of preschool, my heart broke a bit. And since that day, I have patiently waited for my turn to observe her class. That day was last week. The morning started off with glances shot towards one another. Anytime our gaze met, we would smile […] Continue reading
What would your child’s school principal tell you if they could say anything? Read 11 insights from a school principal with over 40 years experience below. I just sent my first-born to preschool! In wanting to set her up for success, I’m leaning into my mom’s wealth of educational knowledge more than ever before. Her […] Continue reading
Hi, I’m Alana. When I’m not nursing cold, stale coffee, I usually can be found with the baby on my hip, barefoot, and racing after my two older kids.
Thanks to a degree in psychology and a free-range childhood backing onto an expansive evergreen forest, positive parenting and play-based learning are my passions.