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...
The Present of Presence

The Present of Presence

by Erin Porteous, CEO I recently updated the software on my phone and noticed a new feature. My phone now tracks my usage – including how many times I pick it up in a day. Yesterday’s count was 40 times. Wanting to know how I measured up, I did a bit of research and...
Kids and Character: Why It Matters

Kids and Character: Why It Matters

by Erin Porteous, CEO Character. In recent weeks, character has become the topic of national conversation, and it’s not the fun, “Who’s your favorite character on [whatever show you’re currently bingeing]?” kind. It’s the grittier, more complicated variety, as in “It...