adventure, Uncategorized

Why our family has embraced the micro adventure 

"Sometimes all you need is to climb a simple hill, to spend time staring at an empty horizon, to jump into a cold river or sleep under the stars, or perhaps share a whiskey at a small country inn in order to remind yourself what matters most to you in life." - Alastair Humphrey We… Continue reading Why our family has embraced the micro adventure 

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Homeschooling with “homemade charcoal” 

Recently Raz has decided he is ready to learn to read so we have been making letters with everything from sticks to sidewalk chalk to practice phonic sounds.  Raz learns best with a more relaxed , creative, hands on vibe so we are always looking for new ways of doing things. We also tend to… Continue reading Homeschooling with “homemade charcoal” 

Lovely Little Moments, Uncategorized

Lovely Little Moment: Early Spring and Buttercups 

Gustuf and Raz were off looking for little tadpoles in the nearby creek while Lola and I played under a tree. Lola had found the perfect little buttercup that she was so excited about. The sun shone perfectly and the wind was heavy and brushed her curls from her face. She soon tucked her flower… Continue reading Lovely Little Moment: Early Spring and Buttercups 

Holiday and Celebrations, Recipes, Uncategorized

Spring Forward Celebration and a Meyer Lemon Cloud Tart 

Sunday we sprung forward with the time change, welcoming later sunrises and evenings with sun! Sometimes I feel like we are the odd family out actually kind of liking time changes. Yes it does throw our routines off for about a week, but on the other hand it creates an even more dramatic way of… Continue reading Spring Forward Celebration and a Meyer Lemon Cloud Tart 

Homestead and Garden, Uncategorized

Urban homestead update: Early March planting and tips we are learning 

Spring is on its way and we are really excited because this is our first spring in our home! As of now, we are focusing on getting ready for spring and maintaining what we have begun.   Our stone fruit trees bloom the most lovely pink blooms. The old owners had planted both of these and… Continue reading Urban homestead update: Early March planting and tips we are learning 

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Lovely Little Moment: morning sun, kitty paws, and birds. 

Recently we pushed the bed in our tiny bedroom against the window. It is really nice to wake up and just roll over and pull the curtains aside and watch the squirrels and birds going about their morning business. It is also really neat because every morning at 8 on the dot the national anthem… Continue reading Lovely Little Moment: morning sun, kitty paws, and birds. 

Parenting, Thoughts and Wisdom, Uncategorized

How pancakes helped me let go of perfectionism 

Like most kids, my little ones love waffles and pancakes. We have a very strict rule that daddy makes the waffles and I the pancakes; it is a little tradition that we started somehow. Since pancakes are my special thing and I spend so much time on Pinterest, I decided on Valentines day I would… Continue reading How pancakes helped me let go of perfectionism