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13 August 2012 No Comment

I was very sad to hear that Moomah in NY was shutting its doors for the second time.  While in NY this past Spring, Tara was able to take the kids there for an afternoon of crafts.  I always felt that the Tribeca space was close to what I would have ideally created in an urban setting.

Apparently they are going to remold their business into a parenting magazine.  I hope it is a success, although I have to say that their article titled  YOU ARE MOM ENOUGH! THE PSEUDOSCIENCE OF ATTACHMENT PARENTING leaves a lot to be desired.

The article is suppose to elucidate the distinction between attachment parenting and attachment theory, but I feel like the article is read as a blanket condemnation of attachment practices in relationship to those parenting practices that are grounded in very different principles.  Nevertheless, the content of the article itself is descent.

While there are some great places here in Marin, such as the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and a couple of excellent places in SF, namely the Academy of Sceinces and Exploratorium, I wished there were more close by and one’s that captured the unique essence of the region.

 

So last week I was excited to hear that Tara had found it.  It is called Grow and it combines a native plant nursery with art studio, pottery studio, and space for events and rental.  http://growartandgarden.com/  We are very excited to take the kids, especially Win who has found a deep passion for painting.

The space looks amazing, the crew talented, and the classes in-depth.   It is based on short subscriptions.  Having just done a few swim-camps with Theory that lasted two-weeks, I really like the model.  It is a bit more of a commitment than a drop-in but not so demanding.  I would LOVE it if they would start to offer family yoga classes.

I also really like how it combines a native plant nursery.  So much of the North Bay is grounded in the gardening culture.  Each day we are surprised to see deer or jack rabbits or woodpeckers in the backyard.

This is partially why I enjoy the farmer’s market so much.  This last Sunday we bought some Achadinha goat cheese and were invited to come up to the goat farm and see how the cheese was made.

 

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