I’m Julie, creator of Waiting for Fireflies. I believe that just like my children have to wait for the fireflies to be ready each season and each evening, we need to wait for readiness in children. Readiness can’t be forced, whether it’s for walking or learning to read.  Children need loving interaction, freedom, trust, and respect, just like everyone else. Children are always learning. We need only to support and nurture this natural desire and our kids will thrive.

I love spending time with my kids and husband and our extended family. Our days lately have been filled with creeking and swimming, gardening and catching bugs.