A Place for Joy

A Place for Joy

A Place for Joy We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion. – Max de Pree 15 years ago I […]

Evan Playing with RC Monster Trucks. Get Outside!

Evan Playing with RC Monster Trucks. Get Outside!

Sometimes it is difficult to get the kids unplugged and go outside. I’ve tried to stay very involved in my son’s interests and participate as much as possible. His love for remote control cars and trucks is immense and he loves watching videos too. So, I created this video with him the other day so […]

Create an Ecosystem in your garden and nature will come to you!

Create an Ecosystem in your garden and nature will come to you!

Several years ago, when we moved into our new home, I knew we had our work cut out for us to bring the garden to life. The house was used as a rental property for several years with very little attention to the front or back yard.  Very little was growing except a few bushes in the front yard and […]

Take a Hike With Your Toddler. Sounds Scary? Take These Baby Steps.

Take a Hike With Your Toddler. Sounds Scary? Take These Baby Steps.

As soon as our son was born, I fantasized about the days when he would be able to start hiking with us. We love hiking and a lot of that was unfortunately put on hold during my pregnancy. We got a baby carrier, put the baby inside, and off we went to our favorite hiking spots […]

Traveling With Baby. Be Brave, It Is Worth It!

Traveling With Baby. Be Brave, It Is Worth It!

This is a little photo journal of the vacations we took with our son during the first two years. So glad we didn’t take everyone’s advice and still did it!  It is so worth the trouble. Enjoy!       Here are some photos of the next few trips!  Can you tell we love going to […]