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Is a Healthy Holiday Feast Possible?

November is a favorite month around here. Not only do we celebrate the last two birthdays of the year, but the feast to beat all feasts occurs at the end of the month. My little gluttons gourmands adore Thanksgiving when we bring out all our favorite once-a-year treats. And although, Nanna’s Toffee Dream is certainly […]

Homeschooling Through the Seasons of Life

I’m over at Simple Homeschool today talking about homeschooling through the seasons of life. From the post, With the coming of fall, we tend toward stories and learning activities about apples and pumpkins. A study of Columbus or the Pilgrims naturally fits well during this time of year. Winter, Spring, Summer, or fall, there’s no […]

Good Reads

Some good reads I found over the last week: Seasons in Parenting: The Teenage Years, Part One and Part Two – Simple Mom Doug’s Year Off – Small Notebook 8 Ways to Make Money Online – Blogging with Amy 15 Sure Fire Ways to Impress Others – Becoming Minimalist How to Use the Library in […]

Do You Stoop Without Sighing?

Today I’m over at MomLifeToday, sharing about the idea of serving our children without sighing. From the post, As a mom of young children, I can find myself sighing. Too often, actually. The cries for “more milk,” “Help me,” and “Read to me,” can seem endless. And, all too often, I sigh because I’m being […]

Give Desserts a Little Dazzle

Dessert season is upon us! Yes, I know dessert never goes out of style. But, let’s just say that fancy desserts beckon to me during the fall and winter. While I love a scoop of ice cream, there’s something so much more dazzling about an individual streusel-topped pumpkin custard with a dollop of maple cream. […]

Good Reads Around the Web

21 Ways to Eat Less Sugar – Keeper of the Home Simple Chilled Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe and Vlog – Simple Bites (A Bushel Full of ) Apple Recipes – Amy’s Finer Things Tips for Creating a “Bad” Homeschool Day Routine – Simple Homeschool Why I Don’t Make Homemade Tortillas – Money Saving Mom Minimalism for […]

Eat Your Veggies!

I’m finding myself hard pressed to get my kids to eat cooked veggies these days, especially as we explore new worlds and weird vegetables. Find yourself in the same situation? Well, I guess we both need to read my recent article in Calgary’s Child Magazine about how to get your kids to eat more fruits […]

How to Find Fresh Produce When You’re a Gardening Loser

So,um, a terrible blight hit my tomato and basil planter. It’s called neglect. Obviously, I am one big backyard garden fail this year. It seems I’ve never had great success with container gardening. Sigh…. But, never fear, I’ve got a hold of some great sources of fresh produce. So pop over to Food Your Way […]