Hilltown Families

This month, Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, Cheryl Allan Carlyle, explores how craft fairs can help you discover the work of local artists and find inspiration through connection and experience.

"Back to school!" These words can evoke a variety of emotions in the hearts of children everywhere. For some, this time can be full of anxiety and concerns over making friends,...

This month, Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, Cheryl Allan Carlyle, encourages readers to 'get inspired' by the art and tradition of food, connecting them with local chefs who are passionate about sharing...

This month, Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, Cheryl Allan Carlyle, encourages readers to try their hand – literally – at creating their own special piece of pottery. Featured here are five local...

Summer is here, and kids are looking forward to playing outside and enjoying the warm weather while swimming, riding their bikes and exploring. It's also an excellent time for reading. Even...

What makes the artist in you come to life? What holds you back from fully embracing your creative energies? In this column, Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, Cheryl Allan Carlyle, invites you...

There are so many great books about camp that it's hard to choose just a few, so here are twenty books that...

Gone, thankfully, are the changing tables and car seats. Gone too is the adoration. The pure, unquestionable sense of being loved beyond measure.” In her final column, Yoga Instructor Ginny Hamilton...

What makes the artist in you come to life? What holds you back from fully embracing your creative energies? In this column, Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, Cheryl Allan Carlyle, invites you...

This May, yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton is spending time out of town with her teacher and with her students, away from the responsibilities of motherhood. In this issue of...

Putting children to sleep is something many parents struggle with. How the bedtime routine is accomplished changes over time with the age of their child. From babies to elementary school age...

“Earth laughs in flowers,” Emerson penned. Talking baseball and gardening, birds and bees, Pain Specialist and yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton looks to clear space to plant new seeds, while protecting...

February’s ever present Valentine hearts have Pain Specialist & yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton ruminating on the physical heart’s connection to love. As is so often the case, her son’s compassion reminds...

Protest, praise, and physics. In this month’s "Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting," pain specialist and yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton reflects on rainbows.

Dear Readers,

I get so many questions and concerns from parents about their teenagers’ use of cellphones that I decided, for my column this month, to...

Energy is constantly changing. I honor the energy. It’s all around us. There are three types of invisible forces dancing inside us….emotions, thoughts, and life force energy. When we stuff down...

From snagging loose change to dominating conversations, stealing comes in many forms. In this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting, Pain Specialist and yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton...

It's dark outside these days, and the hills all seem a little less tall now that they're devoid of the leafy fluff that extends their reach a little closer to the...

Dear Sara, I am so tired of reminding my daughter to bring her homework to school and her violin to lessons.  She is 15! Why doesn’t she do it herself? Signed,...

Steps to Generate Positivity Break the trance of fear, then shrink the fear with positive energy with these 7 tactics. Name your fear so it cannot ambush you – All of us...

How do we teach our children what we still need to heal in ourselves? Pain Specialist and Yoga Instructor Ginny Hamilton explores yoga philosophy in the #metoo moment, in this month’s...

The Not Quite Empty Nest My son is leaving home. Not today or tomorrow or even a month from now, but in 9 months he will begin a new life. The...

Apple Love After a trip to Pine Hill Orchard and taste testing several kinds of apples, strolling the quaint hills and admiring the artwork, my kids were obsessed with apples. It...

As a teacher and a mother, September brought homework back to the forefront for Pain Specialist and Yoga Instructor Ginny Hamilton. How do we make the time to keep our commitments...

Love is a Verb Reiki means life force energy. Many of us refer to Reiki as Love, but love can be a tricky word. Love is multi-complex. To some, love means...

Candice's newborn is getting older and wanting to explore everything by putting it in her mouth! This month in "Let Them Grow: Fresh Ways to Engage Toddlers in Create Free...

Waves Joy is never gone, it is simply forgotten. Energy is everywhere, even in the waves. I believe in our human potential. I believe our natural disposition is JOYFUL and WHOLE....

Pain Specialist & Yoga Instructor Ginny Hamilton now watches from inside as her fourth grader gets on the bus. Perhaps she shares a comforting hug with her son's special stuffie, reminiscing...

The Family Plant Nursery: Homestead-Scale Propagation Projects

I started learning about propagation because I wanted edible and medicinal perennial plants for my budding homestead and I...

Summer is a time to cool off and have fun. Use these water experiments as a time to let your child explore and experiment with science.