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Wordless Wednesday: 1st Birthday & 4 Generations at the Nutcracker

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! This weekend was a big one! On Saturday, we celebrated Patrick’s first birthday. (as well as our first Nursiversary!) Living in California means we were still able to have his party outside at a local park that is AWESOME so the kids could enjoy the sunshine and the the trees, despite … Continue reading

cooking / family / food / kids / parenting / progressive parenting / Zen

Finding the Zen: Messy Pancakes

The recent chilly, week-long school holiday prompted my 9 year old son to ask, “Mom? Can we make Messy Pancakes again?” They are his longstanding favorite breakfast food, based on a recipe I discovered years ago and tweaked into one that has become fully our own family tradition- including the name. I grew up on … Continue reading

30 Days of Gratitude / babywearing / compassion / cooking / parenting / quotes / recipes / teething

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 14

So, I skipped day 13. Not due to superstition, like how hotels don’t call their 13th floors 13th floors (or stranger still, keep a small, unusable space to occupy the space between the 12th & 14th floors) although that’s the feel this is just going to have to keep. I spent hours last night consoling … Continue reading

healing / health / Natural Living / natural remedies / parenting / PPD / teething

Baltic Amber Jewelry: A Gem of a Natural Remedy

I’m always keeping an eye out for holistic, natural remedies. Baltic Amber is another amazing, natural remedy I’ve recently discovered (through the help of my awesometastical Facebook network of Progrents after seeking teething remedies for my son) that has a rich history of being used by many different cultures over time. Amber has been found … Continue reading