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?!
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.
We all want our children to have the best possible start in life, to grow and learn as human beings as they progress through childhood. For some parents that means sifting through the unending torrent of educational toys offered by stores and online. There all all kinds of apps and toys with flashy lights and… Continue reading Homemade Toys
So here’s tonight’s dinner, ribs and chicken cooked and smoked on a wood fire grill with fresh cantaloupe. It gave us a chance to use some leftover meat from some other meals and was delicious and enjoyed by all! Through the summer we like to use our grill out on the patio because It doesn’t… Continue reading Summer Grilling
My seven month old son is a hearty eater. Anyone can tell that by looking at him, but you won’t find a single jar of baby food in our cabinets. He’s eaten table food pretty much from the time he started solids. It just made sense that he would eat what we ate as a… Continue reading Baby Led Weaning