Flower Block: Open Ended Play

This past December I saw a post on The Artful Parent about a toy that encourage open ended play. It was simply a wooden block with holes drilled into it … Continue Reading →


My first Month eating 80-10-10, Raw Vegan

I recently started eating Raw Vegan, following the 80-10-10 nutritional plan.  This way of eating is described as consuming mostly all raw fruits and veggies.  The percentage of calories from … Continue Reading →


Reggio Inspired Art Work

I’ve been bit by the Reggio bug, and we have been doing lots of “Invitation to play” activities in the home for my oldest (more to come on that).  My … Continue Reading →


Kale and Bean Soup 80-10-10

My days have been packed with so much to do.  Soups and easy to throw-together meals have been saving the day lately in my kitchen.  And this time of year, … Continue Reading →


Hair Sworls, Whorls and Why We Have Them

There is no way you can miss the cute whorls and sworls of a newborn baby’s hair.  Especially if you are his mother and you kiss that sweet baby head … Continue Reading →


Natural Oils for Home Pest Control

I have been using essential oils for home pest control for about a year. It is the greenest, cheapest, most effective way to keep those house and plant bugs away. … Continue Reading →


Dr. Sears Alt Vaccine Schedule Free Parent Worksheet

UPDATE: I have edited the free PDF download to include the most recent changes for the 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccine Schedule for persons 0-18 years. The suggested vaccine schedule is … Continue Reading →


Things to do with Toddlers in Phoenix

Whether traveling through or visiting Phoenix, here is a great list of activities that you can do with your “6 and under” crew.  The activities are categorized by indoor or … Continue Reading →


3 Day Potty Training: A Mother’s Diary

Until a month ago, I had enjoyed a potty-training-free life with my toddler.  We had cloth diapered my son for all 2 years, which gave me little monetary incentive to … Continue Reading →


A DIY Father’s Day

There are lots of father’s day gift ideas out there, but so many of them your children cannot make themselves.  This is a great list of projects your kids can … Continue Reading →