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From the Director

It’s 3:50 p.m. and I’m in the pick-up line at school. I love the moment my two children get into my vehicle, because I have missed being with them all day. My 8-year-old daughter begins to tell me an anecdote of her day before the door is shut and I can safely pull away. She always ends her story with […]
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Happy New Year!  May this be a healthy and happy one for you and your families. I love leaving the month of December because January is one of my favorite months. It’s a sort, clean, resolve and begin anew time for me. This year that is especially true as we will move to our new condo at the end of […]
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We were recently at a wedding and when we stood for the bride to come down the aisle, I captured this engaging picture of two little girls in the pew behind us “looking with great anticipation to see the bride.” Don’t we all feel like this looking for the beautiful bride? This picture seems to sweetly express that feeling of […]
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This time of year has always been nostalgic for me. I love the “all is safely gathered in ‘ere the winter storms begin” feeling that comes with cleaning of the gardens, leaf removal, bringing in the hoses, the fountain, etc. This year has a different twist because we will be moving mid-December and our youngest son was home in October […]
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In November of 2014 I wrote about this very question after I had experienced my first carpool pick up with our (then) 4½ year old grandson. I laughed at myself when the first question out of my mouth was just that, and his response was one word, “OK.”  And then he told me he couldn’t remember anything. I knew better. […]
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Here is a bit of history on the rich legacy of Shari Robinson, the former director and a teacher at Meridian Hills Co-op to whom we dedicated our Reimagined Playground last September. Shari was a three decades icon in the cooperative movement in Indianapolis. As a young mother of four children, she taught first in the late 60s at Willowcreek Cooperative […]
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As we begin our 58thyear of teaching children and parents at MHCNS&K, this recently republished 1993 article in the August 2018 Cooperatively Speaking newsletter for PCPI (Parent Cooperative Preschools International) lists the reasons why I have long maintained a core belief in cooperative preschools. Lest you turn away from the “old” 1993 advice, (ha!), please read on. I know we sometimes miss […]
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There are so many causes that need advocacy these days I often find it overwhelming, so I remind myself that I can do only so much within my immediate world. One of the parts to my world (actually pretty much in my DNA) is my belief in the cooperative philosophy for preschool education. Along with the MHCNS&K membership in the […]
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Shortcake for dinner?  Makes PERFECT sense to me, and in fact it is a fond June memory in our family… dairy, wheat, fruit – several food groups – made a long-ago summer story of deliciousness. I served it the other night after making strawberry jam with wonderful, fresh Indiana berries. Mmmmm. Here is another story about dinner I “made” after […]
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Dear Parents, A sure sign of spring is when I put out my favorite garden accessory by our front door – a copper pinwheel. I bought it in a melancholy moment the first year of empty-nesting. It reminds me of windy days and kite flying with my two boys as it spins easily at the corner of our house. Call […]
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