Anyone who is a mother, or has ever had a mother (spoiler alert: that’s EVERYONE) has a soft spot for the celebratory day in which we pause to appreciate the special women in our lives. In observance of Mother’s Day, we offer a trio of books—two notable new releases, and one “vintage” title favorite—that showcase […]READ MORE
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How do you celebrate the mothers in your life? Typically, once a year we expectantly celebrate our mothers; a day commonly donned with breakfast in bed, often prepared by their children; luscious bouquets of flowers; or even a nice restaurant brunch. While our young children may not be the most seasoned chefs, the morning bedside […]READ MORE
The Newness of May In May we honor the Mothers in our lives – the backbones and hearts of our children, and the nurturers who countlessly believe in our untapped potential; believing in the life-giving newness we as children, and adults, can gift the world. Thank you, to all of the moms – you are […]READ MORE
Researchers and educators are still uncovering the unique influence fathers and male role models can have on the lives of very young children, in ways that are quite different from the women with whom they share parenting duties. From a distinctive style of playing, to different conversational patterns, and even gender-specific behaviors they model to […]READ MORE
LAUP celebrates our youngest children this month, exploring ways that we—as their teachers and role models—can lift them up and provide a strong foundation for their individual lives. Reading with your child is one of the best bonding experiences, and provides a way for parents to see the world from their perspective. Acknowledging that April […]READ MORE