Tag Archives: tough topics

Little Golden Books: How to use them?

I recently wrote about the treasure trove of Little Golden Books that we were given by my Godfather. As part of my “museum origin story” the focus was on how their history and connection to the past was so exciting. … Continue reading

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Raising “Socio-Economically” Aware Kids

Wouldn’t it be nice if raising/educating children was mostly about the straight-forward stuff? Potty training, sleep schedules, even the “3 Rs” are not easy, but they have clear goals. What trips me up most about being a Mom-to-a-toddler (and was … Continue reading

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Using Food for Play with Young Children

As a follow up to my post on “Process vs. Product” centered art, I was thinking about using food in art and play with young children. When I say “using food” I don’t mean having them help cook, exploring different … Continue reading

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State of the Union: Affordable Childcare

I didn’t watch the State of the Union address. This isn’t something I’m proud of, it wasn’t a political statement, I was just too tired. My husband was traveling all week so I put the toddler to bed and pretty … Continue reading

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Seton Hall

I have been very lucky to have support and mentoring from a number of amazing people over the years.  One of them is Claudia Ocello, who I would consider my “museum mentor” (I hope she is ok with that!). She … Continue reading

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Escaping the parent trap: Facing tough topics with kids at the museum (New Post on “O Say Can You See?”)

When I was taking 3, 4 and 5 year olds into the museum every day, my brain was honed to look for “traps.”  These were the edgy exhibits that usually involved nudity and maybe had subject matter that was dark … Continue reading

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