Author: Julianna Lawson

Julianna Lawson and her husband, Jamie, make their home in Vancouver with their four children, ages 14 to 22.

There’s a sweet sense of ownership and pride that comes into a child’s life when he or she names something.

All endings are worth acknowledging, and it can be helpful to guide our children in doing so.

Tending with our words and actions begins in the home, but translates far beyond.

Sometimes, in the face of uncertainty, all you can do is laugh. And it turns out, laughter really is great medicine.

Although we don’t know what tomorrow holds for us, we do have the opportunity to plant beauty today.

Engage children through song to improve memory, unify, encourage silliness, instruct and calm.

Aside from being a fun and hands-on hobby, building collections has multiple benefits for kids and adults alike.

Earlier this winter, I finally decided to roll up my sleeves and embrace the wisdom of tidying expert Marie Kondo, who reminds her clients that “the goal of tidying is to make room for meaningful objects, people and experiences.” We create space for

“I can’t invent, I can only copy,” thus confessed one of the most delightfully successful creatives in all of children’s literature, Beatrix Potter. Yet who among us would have the audacity to turn the pages of “Peter Rabbit” and sniff, “What’s so original about