Category Archives: Children

What Should I do With All These Baby Food Jars?

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When you have a baby, you are bound to have the baby food jars. What you do with them after your little darling shows you what they will and will not tolerate is nearly unlimited! Here are some of my favorites. Baby Shower: This was a conglamorate of “pinspiration” and… Read more »

How To Cook When You … Don’t

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blueberry muffin in pink holder with more in background

How to cook when you’re just a baker? That is the question! I say “just” a baker not to diminish the awesome skills of bakers everywhere, but to distinguish the differences between the two abilities. (You should peek at a few cakes this fellow blogger rocks!)  Maybe not even ‘abilities’… Read more »

Pick Your Own Produce Adventure

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Meadowlark Farm large sign with children's faces looking through fruit

We had a spectacular family outing recently! We discovered there are a few nearby pick your own farms. I’ve always wanted the children to experience picking their own fruit, and to see the orchards and fields dedicated to such a venture. The place we chose for a first try was… Read more »

5 Reasons It’s OK to Show Only Your Highlight Reel

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Do you get tired of seeing your friends’ highlight reel of amazing nights out, superbly talented, gorgeous children, and most adorable pets on social media? Take a breather and see why they do it, and why you can feel OK doing it too. 1 You have something to feel good… Read more »

Are You Watching the Total Eclipse of the …

… “Heart” still comes to mind even when the Solar Eclipse is just days away. I’m truly a product of feely music lyrics. Are you watching the solar eclipse on August 21st? It’s exciting that I’ll share the experience with my two youngest children, and perhaps we will put on… Read more »

Philanthropy of the Heart

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British Dictionary definition for philanthropy: philanthropy /fɪˈlænθrəpɪ/      noun (pl) -pies 1. the practice of performing charitable or benevolent actions …Thank you, dictionary.com. One major thing we’d like to pass on to our children, besides an impressive family tree replete with stories and insight, is the desire to give.  Here are… Read more »

Drive-Through Drama

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Here is a current example of our everyday drama, this time at the drive-through.   Today we stopped at a well-known fast food establishment to save our darlings.  Their cries of certain starvation meant we had neglected their dietary needs for …about two hours. At our inquirty, the drive-through voice let us… Read more »