A Local Solution to the High Co$t of Child Care

A Local Solution to the High Co$t of Child Care

By Erin Porteous, CEO Becoming a parent in the last year has brought countless changes to my life. The daily necessities of feeding and clothing my daughter, making sure we read to her every night, debating if and when she should ever have “screen time,” and...
The Art of Imagination and the Importance of Failure

The Art of Imagination and the Importance of Failure

By Erin Porteous, CEO As I was walking through a playground with my daughter a few weeks ago, I found myself admiring the lovely handiwork of tiny fingers that constructed an intricate scene utilizing materials from the great Mother Nature. Was I looking at a camping...
Fresh Air and Adventures

Fresh Air and Adventures

By Erin Porteous, CEO When the warm breeze of summer sweetens the air, and the sun lingers over the mountains just a little bit longer in the evenings, I can’t help but want to turn on the serenading sounds of John Denver. Over the years, his music has become a...
The Four Ingredients All Kids Need

The Four Ingredients All Kids Need

By Erin Porteous, CEO I’ll admit I’m not the most in-the-know person when it comes to pop culture. Like many of you, I’m a working parent with a partner, family and friends, and a love of the great outdoors, which doesn’t leave much time for watching – let alone...
Encouraging Social Empathy

Encouraging Social Empathy

By Erin Porteous, CEO We all know the old saying, ‘kids these days’ whether we heard our grandparents say it, our parents or maybe just someone passing by. Typically the phrase was coupled with a shoulder shrug, possibly a nod to a misunderstanding in an interaction...
The Mirage of Work-Life Balance

The Mirage of Work-Life Balance

By Erin Porteous, CEO Three little words. Three little words that obsess and elude so many of us: Work. Life. Balance. Sometimes trying to achieve the dream of work-life balance feels like a sprint. Other days it feels like trying to cross the finish line of a...