Lessons from a Blue Jay

Over the past three months, I have been able to pick up birdwatching, a former pastime that I regretfully let go of many years ago when family, childcare, travel, work, and fatigue took precedence. When I returned to Beauvoir last year, I was eager to dig out my binoculars and birding books, set out the various…

My Own Gentle Reminder

By Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn, Head of School This weekend, I was going through old boxes and landed on some parenting articles I had written years ago for caregivers of young children. As I read a particular piece once again, I began to think that uncovering this article at this time in my life was, most likely,…

National Read a Book Day

Dear Families and Caregivers, Did you know that today is National Read a Book Day, a celebration observed annually on February 6? We invite you to join us this day (and every day) to recognize this important recreational activity. Did you know that reading books to children is one of the most important factors leading…

Being Known

Famous by Naomi Shihab Nye The river is famous to the fish. The loud voice is famous to silence, which knew it would inherit the earth before anybody said so. The cat sleeping on the fence is famous to the birds watching him from the birdhouse. The tear is famous, briefly, to the cheek. The…

Finding Downtime During Summertime

Oh, summer! That glorious time of year when life slows down just enough for us to catch our breath and smell the roses. This sounds ever so familiar, right? You know, children roll out of bed late each morning, eager to head outside with friends and immerse themselves in nature. Adults no longer have to…