Helping Children See the Importance of Shopping Local

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 Be the Change You Want To See In the World! One of the things my family is doing on our greener living path is to work on sustainability, hobby farming with chickens and gardens. We are trying to learn all we can and develop experience for the years to come when my husband retires from […]

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Children’s Book Review – One By Kathryn Otoshi

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One by Kathryn Otoshi One is the story that I think we all know too well, a bully tries to make themselves feel bigger by making someone else feel smaller and everyone just watches and does nothing. In this story though, everyone is represented by a different color. It has little to do with skin […]

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5 Cute Halloween Movies for Young Children

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  Halloween is a special time of year that most children love. It can also be a good time to help our children learn about some of the hard things about life such as how to deal with fear. Recently my 6-year-old son asked about why Mommy and Daddy watch scary movies and I explained that […]

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Easy Homeschooling! Teach to the Season!

Photo By LittleCrunchy Homeschooling does not have to be school at home. It can be more organic and natural and it can flow with the spirit of the child, the home, the season. This might not sound like formal education, maybe because it is not formal. It is down and hopefully dirty too.     Spring […]

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Easy Healthy Snacks — Parenting Advice

Chances are if your reading this that your a busy parent who sometimes despite your parental super powers needs a quick snack to run out the door with for your children. By easy, I mean really easy! No cooking classes or scouring for online recipes needed! A friend asked me about healthy snacks admitting that too […]

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Guest Blog: The Positive Benefits Of Involving Your Children In The Food Selection Process

The Positive Benefits Of Involving Your Children In The Food Selection Process Children learn by observing others, making it extremely important for parents to set a good example when it comes to food choices. When children are involved in the selection process, they learn how to choose between healthy and unhealthy foods. The nutritional principles […]

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Original Sprout Luxury Review and Giveaway!

Original Sprout Worry-Free Luxury Being a crunchy parent often being knowing things I wish I didn’t. Such as how harmful chemicals can be found in many main stream baby products. I did a blog piece on this a bit ago “Best for baby or Toxic” and I wanted to follow up on it more after […]

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Teaching Hard Work

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Tebow The best way to teach hard work is by showing how hard you are willing to work.  A dear friend has gotten her first house. She was going to pay someone to paint the walls for her but DH and I told her […]

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Dec 6th — Do you have Tree Guilt

   I must admit that every year I can get away with not doing a tree, I do. Why you ask? Because I don’t like the fake ones, don’t like plastic, and the real ones make me feel guilty. I am one of those that cheerfully says sarcastically. Happy Tree Killing day! So this year, […]

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Review: Take-Out

Take-Out by Marina Games Ages 8+ One Player or more. Educational math dice game! Game night was met with a new game for us to play. Take-Out comes in a small box, easy to store. It includes 10 red dice, and 2 white, with a shake cup, and simple directions in English. The directions where […]

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