Living naturally, most of the time.

Rediscovering play

This night, the children needed an extra dose of essential oil and a second tuck-in, and my house and husband need some serious love. So here we have a photo from my son’s school, one of the preschool classes, and the playfulness I loved in these paintings. Reminders To create simply for the sake of creation is an art lost to parents and a gift their children bring back To gather leaves for the feel of their...

Mother’s Self-Renewal workshop begins

When a two-hour workshop that requires almost an hour of driving leaves you feeling recharged like you had a nap, I’d say it lives up to its “self-renewal” title! Today was the first meeting of a “Monthly Mother’s Self-Renewal Group” based on Renee Trudeau’s book, The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal. We centered, we talked, we drew. It was great! I can’t wait to...

We’ll always have Halloween: Creating costumes for kids

Welcome to the August Carnival of Natural Parenting: Creating With Kids This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how they make messes and masterpieces with children. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. *** I’m not the mom who knits during parent...

Dinner! Fun Food Friday

It’s gotten to the point where my son will ask, “What is it?” if I don’t turn his meal into a face or a construction vehicle. It only takes an extra few seconds to whip up something creative, and it’s a nice break from my rushing around. He sure does chow down more when the food is fun. This morning’s Jackson Pollock-esque scrambled egg breakfast was proclaimed to be “too...

A nice afternoon, but not perfect

Yesterday I finally got to see the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit at the Phillips Collection before its final weekend. However, although it was a lovely afternoon out in the city, it didn’t quite hit all the sweet spots I was looking for after a week of staying home with a sick son. Read my post — “Mom’s afternoon out thwarted” – at DC Metro Moms Blog to learn more. Bookmark on...

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