Rachel

Rachel contribute to the site because, with all the negativity and fear being broadcast these days, everyone could use a reminder of the wonder and joy that is always around us, if we only take the time and make the effort to see it.

The Power of Play

My daughter attends a play-based preschool two mornings a week, and while there are many lovely and practical reasons for this choice, we really chose her program because we thought she’d have a great time.  Who doesn’t want to play all day? Her thoughtful and experienced teachers find creative ways to sneak learning in, of …

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Setting the Tone

As a mother of two young children, I have come to realize just how strongly my moods and behavior affect my household.  If I wake up grouchy or am having a stressful day, my ugly mood is reflected right back at me in the behavior of my kids. They are like a brutally honest mirror, …

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Waking The Mind

I recently read an article about potential Alzheimer’s prevention.  It’s a subject pertinent to my family, and I began the article with some trepidation and sadness, thinking of my grandmother and my own future.  By the middle of the article, though, I was grinning, and thinking of how novelty, a suggested preventative (according to the …

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Acceptance

I have come to realize lately that I have a wonderful group of friends.  I should rephrase that – I have always known they are wonderful, but I just have begun to realize what is so special about the way we treat each other.  And I’ve figured out that, despite our differences, we all do …

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The New News…

I am not a news watcher.  I’ve been chided about it, called irresponsible, even, for not being up to date on the current events taking place around me, but I just can’t do it.  The news depresses me.  Without a T.V. in my house (and generally avoiding outrageous internet bylines), I get most of my …

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