Alessandro’s Nutella Crostata

Alessandro’s Nutella Crostata

By: Alessandro Giovinazzo Edited by: Kristen Llorca “Merenda”, the time of day when young Italian children run home in the mid-afternoon to have a delicious snack before finishing their homework. One of my most vivid “merenda” memories is eating...
Divination Cards: An Introduction

Divination Cards: An Introduction

Leaving a kids yoga class I’d taught for years, carrying all the luggage that entails, I’d stopped just short of my car, eyeing a playing card face-up by the drivers side. For two consecutive Wednesdays, I’d found a playing card by my car in this...
Going Abroad With Kids 101

Going Abroad With Kids 101

At two years old my daughter decided she would no longer speak Spanish. This was not only a blow to my ego, but to my culture, to our ancestry. How had a child who’s dominate language was Spanish, up until that moment, decide she no longer needed it any more. I...
Drop It In The River, A Meditation For Children

Drop It In The River, A Meditation For Children

Children’s audio meditation for children 4 to 10 years old. In meditation, we seek to create some space between our thoughts, our beliefs about ourselves, and our reactions to our thoughts or feelings. This may be more true for a child, which may readily...
Your New Favorite Chili Recipe

Your New Favorite Chili Recipe

by: Alessandro Giovinazzo edited by: Kristen Llorca I come from a cooking tradition and culture (Italian), which has a different approach to eating than the one I’ve experienced here in the States. For example, I was stunned, when, a waiter in Santa Barbara, CA asked...