Not everyone is born a farmer or a gardener but it is a skill that is worth learning for everyone. Still, lots of people find themselves intimidated when first starting out. It seems like there’s a lot to know about gardening in general, and even more so when talking about organic methods. It’s not nearly… Continue reading Book Review: The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch
A surefire way to bring out the worst in any parenting forum on the internet is to start talking about vaccines. There are anti-vaxers whose rhetoric is more conspiracy theory than logic. Some of them really are just plain nuts. But they are not the worst of the group by any means.You see, there are… Continue reading How Dare You Question Vaccines?!
I enjoy reading about green and sustainable living as much as I enjoy writing about it. There are so many resources available these days. This book is one I picked up at a sell at my local library a few years ago* but since it’s been helpful to me, I thought it would be nice… Continue reading Book Review: “Green Clean” by Lisa Mason Hunter and Mikki Halpin
I know. I’m years behind picking up on this craze. I’ve been hearing about the benefits of coconut oil forever. People in the crunchy communities and these days even most suburban housewives are familiar with the near Devine powers of this magical goop but despite all I’d heard, I couldn’t bring myself to see past… Continue reading Jumping on the Coconut Oil Bandwagon: Is it Really All That?
Autumn has always meant apples to me. Growing up, my grandmother would take us into the mountains once the leaves had gotten well on their way to turning so that we could enjoy the colorful foliage, and more importantly to me, stop at some of the produce stands and markets selling tons of freshly picked,… Continue reading Recipe Time! Apple Cobbler
I’ll admit it, I’m still kind of a noob when it comes to baby wearing. I had a knock-off brand BabyBjorn style carrier for my firstborn but I never could get it adjusted to a comfortable fit for me or her so I used it all of maybe twice before sending it to Goodwill along… Continue reading Adventures in Babywearing
Did you know it’s totally easy to have an abundant supply of this and many other foods without ever having to buy them again? It’s true. You can reuse this same batch again and again.
It’s a busy night and you need an easy, cheap, quick dinner solution. How about a baked potato bar?
Counting breaths 1…2…3… As you lay there next to me without a care because you know you’re cared for, know you’re loved know if you reach your little hand out just a bit you will find my warm body next to you Know you can wiggle a little closer less than half awake and find… Continue reading Counting Breaths: A Poem for my Infant Son
I made this texture exploration quiet book for my preschool class. It’s simple even for the less than crafty. Here’s how to make your own.