about us

Champion for Children
Believer in Slow Food and Slow Childhoods
Joyful Mama. 

hello & welcome! 

Willie & Henrietta is my love letter to play.  Working with children, it's impossible not to see the vitality of play in their lives. It is the air they breathe, the language they speak, and their passport to the world around them. Perhaps its my midwestern upbringing, or having a mother who was a teacher,  or working in early childhood for most of my adult life, but somehow I still believe in childhood. I believe in those days filled with mud pies, puddles, and potions. I am on a path to build a world that honors children and those who care for them. Along the way I have found kindred spirits. The world is speckled with people, products, art, design, and information that illuminates a brighter future.  Won't you join me? - love, kelly 


kindred spirit?